Norma Jones

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Since the Persian Gulf War of 1990-1991, the operational tempo for soldiers has steadily increased, whereas the numbers of soldiers available to fulfill these missions has decreased. As a result, soldiers and their families are experiencing increased levels of stress that continue to manifest in ways that can often be destructive for the soldiers, their(More)
BACKGROUND Simulation for training and assessing clinicians is increasing but often overlooks the patient's perspective. In this paper, actors are trained to portray patients undergoing operations under local anesthetic within a high-fidelity simulated operating theater (SOT). There are few published accounts of approaches to case development and simulated(More)
BACKGROUND The literature on simulated or standardized patient (SP) methodology is expanding. However, at the level of the program, there are several gaps in the literature. We seek to fill this gap through documenting experiences from four programs in Australia, Canada, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. We focused on challenges in SP methodology,(More)
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