The use of simulations as a teaching and learning tool
within health care has increasing importance; simulations are seen as the
major teaching method for practicing and assessing developing skills,
knowledge, attitudes and meaningful decision-making within the field of
nursing. Certainly the utilisations of simulations feature widely within many
aspects of health care; a greater understanding of the key conceptual notions
will serve to benefit all of those engaged within their application. This
literature review has enabled the construction of a conceptual model for the teaching
of simulation and can serve to promote the continued positive development of
simulations within education. Through a consistent and insightful approach to
teaching, dynamic learning will be assured within this very important aspect
of engaging the nursing student within the learning process.
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