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ERIC Number: EJ786462
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1087-3244
The Use of Standardized Patients to Teach Low-Literacy Communication Skills
Manning, Kimberly D.; Kripalani, Sunil
American Journal of Health Behavior, v31 suppl 1 pS105-S110 Sep-Oct 2007
Objective: To describe methods for incorporating standardized patients into health literacy training programs. Methods: We discuss aspects of program development that are relatively unique to this educational context. Results: Individuals were recruited to play the role of an average adult with limited health literacy. Methods of recruitment, training, and scenario development are discussed in detail. Conclusions: Standardized patients can be valuable partners for teaching about low-literacy communication skills. Because of shared experiences, both actors and nonactors can effectively play a character with low health literacy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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