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standardized patient

Teaching patient, see there.

patient

(pā′shĕnt) [L. patiens, suffering]
1. One who is sick with, or being treated for, an illness or injury.
2. One who is receiving medical care. See: table

standard patient

, standardized patient
An actor who is trained to represent a patient during a clinical encounter with a health care provider. His or her performance is used in health care education to help trainees recognize the signs and symptoms of diseases and how to gather and relay information during a patient interview.

surrogate patient

A normal, healthy individual who is employed to be examined and perhaps interviewed by health care students. The purpose is to provide students with the opportunity to examine an individual in a less stressful setting than would be the case if the person being examined were indeed sick. This also prevents persons who are ill from being subjected to multiple examinations by students. In some cases, the surrogate patient is an actor who has been instructed to pretend to be sick, injured, disabled, or hostile.
See: table
Quality IndicatorThe Patient's Viewpoint
AccessScheduling a visit with my health care provider was easy and convenient.
AttentivenessMy concerns were heard, and my needs were anticipated and addressed.
Availability of primary careI saw someone who knows me personally.
Availability of specialty careI saw someone who is skilled in managing my specific problems.
CommunicationI was able to contact my health care providers easily. We were able to talk to each other simply and directly. I was told what to expect during my care.
ContinuityFollow-up care was easy to arrange with professionals I already know.
CostMy care was affordable and was worth its cost.
CraftsmanshipI was carefully examined, and my treatment was technically competent.
DignityI was treated with respect.
HygieneThe facilities where I received care were spotless.
OutcomeThings turned out well. (If things did not turn out well, problems were anticipated and explained to me in advance.)
Time managementI was not left waiting for long. My health care providers respected my schedule.

standard patient

, standardized patient
An actor who is trained to represent a patient during a clinical encounter with a health care provider. His or her performance is used in health care education to help trainees recognize the signs and symptoms of diseases and how to gather and relay information during a patient interview.
See also: patient
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The teaching process described in the note extends the use of the standardized patient approach to gerontological social work practice and is a model whereby the client is played by the instructor rather than an outside actor (as suggested is typical by Robbins & Hoke, 2008).
Improving Physicians' HIV Risk-Assessment Skills Using Announced and Unannounced Standardized Patients.
The encounters leave quite an impression on medical students, according to pediatrics resident Tabitha Jones, who saw more than a dozen standardized patients while a UMDNJ student.
Although this was essential both for comparison and for educational purposes, it is possible that the character in the standardized patient scenario used in this study reacted differently than a real patient would or in a manner that is not representative of larger patient populations.
For both standardized patients, more intervention physicians than control physicians asked about stresses at home, and they also scored higher on the Participatory Decision-Making scale.
4) The use of simulated experiences, which includes standardized patients (SP), for the education and assessment of health professions students are on the rise.
Do standardized patients have concerns about students not captured by traditional assessment forms?
Do students develop better motivational interviewing skills through role-play with standardized patients or with student colleagues?
Immunization counseling skills of the students were assessed before and after the training by the observers and standardized patients according to the close-ended structured questionnaire.
2-6) Simulation can refer to relatively simple scenarios, such as using a low fidelity task trainer to teach suturing or a clinical interview involving a standardized patient.
In a survey of 69 students who participated in a Standardized Patient encounter, more than 90% reported it was useful to learning and the experience increased their confidence in the evaluation process (Herge et al.

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