Performance-related stress symptoms in simulated patients.

  title={Performance-related stress symptoms in simulated patients.},
  author={Lonneke Bokken and Jan van Dalen and Jan-Joost E Rethans},
  journal={Medical education},
  volume={38 10},
INTRODUCTION During the first 4 years of the 6-year undergraduate medical curriculum at Maastricht University, the Netherlands, students practise clinical skills in simulated patient (SP) encounters at the Skillslab. Generally, these encounters are instructive and enjoyable for both students and SPs. However, in conversations with SP trainers, some SPs have mentioned experiencing adverse symptoms due to performing a patient role. Some published studies have reported similar findings in SPs. We… CONTINUE READING

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