ERIC Number: EJ936971
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
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Web-Based Simulation in Psychiatry Residency Training: A Pilot Study
Gorrindo, Tristan; Baer, Lee; Sanders, Kathy M.; Birnbaum, Robert J.; Fromson, John A.; Sutton-Skinner, Kelly M.; Romeo, Sarah A.; Beresin, Eugene V.
Academic Psychiatry, v35 n4 p232-237 Jul-Aug 2011
Background: Medical specialties, including surgery, obstetrics, anesthesia, critical care, and trauma, have adopted simulation technology for measuring clinical competency as a routine part of their residency training programs; yet, simulation technologies have rarely been adapted or used for psychiatry training. Objective: The authors describe the development of a web-based computer simulation tool intended to assess physician competence in obtaining informed consent before prescribing antipsychotic medication to a simulated patient with symptoms of psychosis. Method: Eighteen residents participated in a pilot study of the Computer Simulation Assessment Tool (CSAT). Outcome measures included physician performance on required elements, pre- and post-test measures of physician confidence in obtaining informed consent, and levels of system usability. Results: Data suggested that the CSAT increased physician confidence in obtaining informed consent and that it was easy to use. Conclusions: The CSAT was an effective educational tool in simulating patient-physician interactions, and it may serve as a model for use of other web-based simulations to augment traditional teaching methods in residency education.
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Psychosis, Physicians, Surgery, Psychiatry, Obstetrics, Internet, Teaching Methods, Clinical Experience, Graduate Medical Education, Drug Therapy, Physician Patient Relationship, Measures (Individuals)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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