The moral aesthetics of simulated suffering in standardized patient performances.


Standardized patient (SP) performances are staged clinical encounters between health-professional students and people who specialize in role-playing the part of patients. Such performances have in recent years become increasingly central to the teaching and assessment of clinical skills in U.S. medical schools. SP performances are valued for being both… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11013-011-9211-5


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