A review of standardized patients in clinical education: Implications for speech-language pathology programs

Hill, Anne E., Davidson, Bronwyn J. and Theodoros, Deborah G. (2010) A review of standardized patients in clinical education: Implications for speech-language pathology programs. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 12 3: 259-270.


Author Hill, Anne E.
Davidson, Bronwyn J.
Theodoros, Deborah G.
Title A review of standardized patients in clinical education: Implications for speech-language pathology programs
Journal name International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1754-9515
1754-9507
Publication date 2010-06
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.3109/17549500903082445
Volume 12
Issue 3
Start page 259
End page 270
Total pages 12
Editor McLeod, S.
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Subject C1
920205 Health Education and Promotion
110321 Rehabilitation and Therapy (excl. Physiotherapy)
Abstract The use of standardized patients has been reported as a viable addition to traditional models of professional practice education in medicine, nursing and allied health programs. Educational programs rely on the inclusion of work-integrated learning components in order to graduate competent practitioners. Allied health programs world-wide have reported increasing difficulty in attaining sufficient traditional placements for students within the workplace. In response to this, allied health professionals are challenged to be innovative and problem-solving in the development and maintenance of clinical education placements and to consider potential alternative learning opportunities for students. Whilst there is a bank of literature describing the use of standardized patients in medicine and nursing, reports of its use in speech-language pathology clinical education are limited. Therefore, this paper aims to (1) provide a review of literature reporting on the use of standardized patients within medical and allied health professions with particular reference to use in speech-language pathology, (2) discuss methodological and practical issues involved in establishing and maintaining a standardized patient program and (3) identify future directions for research and clinical programs using standardized patients to build foundation clinical skills such as communication, interpersonal interaction and interviewing. © 2010 The Speech Pathology Association of Australia Limited.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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