Bray, B., Schwartz, C. R., Weeks, D. L., & Kardong-Edgren, S.
Since human patient simulation (HPS) can be costly, the best utilization of resources should be determined. The authors, representatives from pharmacotherapy and nursing departments at Washington State University, surveyed the participants of HPS community forums to discover the opinions of university health sciences faculty and nonuniversity health care providers towards â€œintegrating HPS technology into curriculaâ€ (p. 146). They found that most â€œbelieved that HPS has a role in health care curriculaâ€ (p. 148). In addition, they learned about the perceived barriers to using HPS, including high cost, inadequate faculty training, and lack of support from administration for the time required to implement HPS.