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Johanna Rhodes

School:
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Sciences
Field of Research:
Medical and Health Sciences; Education; Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Supervisor(s):
Professor Kerry Reid-Searl; Professor Trudy Dwyer; Professor Tracy Levett-Jones
Student Type:
Doctor of Philosophy

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Thesis Name

The experiences of educators as they assume, play, and de-role as simulated patients for the purpose of learning and teaching.

Thesis Abstract

Research regarding assuming, playing, and de-roling as simulated patients has paid particular attention to students’ and standardised patients' experiences, providing evidence of physiological impacts and personal mental health being at risk. This qualitative research, informed by grounded theory asks, "What are the experiences of educators as they assume, play, and de-role as simulated patients for the purpose of learning and teaching?"

Why my research is important/Impacts

No research has yet to investigate educators' experiences of assuming, playing, and de-roling as simulated patients. One wonders if, like the evidence regarding students and standardised patients, the experiences for educators could be comparable, and pose potential risks to educators. As a result, the researcher considers there is an urgent need to understand what is happening to, and for, educators by hearing the voice of their experiences.