Standardized Patients and Occupational Therapy
Standardized Patients and simulated learning experiences have been used quite extensively in the MGH Institute Occupational Therapy Program. Simulation is threaded throughout the entry-level doctor of occupational therapy curriculum in a variety of coursework. Students work with standardized patients to complement learning in all tenants of occupational therapy practice across a variety of contexts. The following areas are included in simulated learning experiences in OT:
- Therapeutic Use of Self
- History-taking / Occupational Profile Assessment
- Evaluation / Clinical Skills Assessment
- Intervention Planning and Care Implementation
- Shared-Decision Making, Caregiver Education, and Advocacy
For additional information regarding use of simulated learning in occupational therapy education, please contact Dr. Regina Doherty at firstname.lastname@example.org.