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Using a Standardized Patient Approach to Enhance Clinical Skills in Gerontological Social Work
Journal of Social Work Education
  • Charles A. Emlet, University of Washington Tacoma
Publication Date
9-16-2010
Document Type
Article
Abstract
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.
DOI
10.5175/JSWE.2010.200900001
Version
pre-print, post-print
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Citation Information
Charles A. Emlet. "Using a Standardized Patient Approach to Enhance Clinical Skills in Gerontological Social Work" Journal of Social Work Education Vol. 46 Iss. 3 (2010) p. 443 - 451
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/charles_emlet/37/