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ERIC Number: EJ919496
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
Using a Standardized Patient Approach to Enhance Clinical Skills in Gerontological Social Work
Emlet, Charles A.
Journal of Social Work Education, v46 n3 p443-451 Fall 2010
The rapid increase in the number of older adults in the United States, coupled with new accreditation standards based on competencies, requires social workers to show competence in working with older clients. This teaching note reports on the development and use of a standardized patient (SP) role-play to teach and evaluate the ability of graduate social work students to conduct an appropriate and sensitive mental status exam. A rubric used in the evaluation of student performance and evaluation data from student competencies is included.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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