Simulation Settings and Specialties

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Psychiatric Scenario's
by Susan Ramnarine-Singh - Thursday, February 25, 2010, 3:11 PM

Does anyone know where I can obtain some Psychiatric Scenario's for the SIM lab?  And how are they carried out with a Mannequin?

Thank You,


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Re: Psychiatric Scenario's
by Linda shubert - Thursday, February 25, 2010, 3:49 PM


I am looking for Psych scenarios as well.  Would be interested in hearing how they went for anyone who has used them....

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Re: Psychiatric Scenario's
by Susan House - Thursday, January 27, 2011, 3:55 PM
We continue to look for psychiatric scenarios, especially some with medication usage.
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Re: Psychiatric Scenario's
by Linda shubert - Thursday, January 27, 2011, 4:58 PM
We too would be interested in Pysch scenarios....
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Re: Psychiatric Scenario's
by Mary Beth Hutches - Wednesday, February 9, 2011, 5:54 PM
I am also looking for psychiatric scenario's
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Re: Psychiatric Scenario's
by Amy Galetti - Thursday, February 10, 2011, 9:34 AM
I came across this pysch simulation that looks quite interesting. It does not use mannequins or medications. We are looking into possibly purchasing the program. Here is the link:

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Re: Psychiatric Scenario's
by Kelly Migler - Thursday, February 10, 2011, 12:55 PM

Thanks for the info. I went to the website and found the program very interesting. I have already forwarded it to our psych instructors and the Dean to see if they would be interested in purchasing it for our program.

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Re: Psychiatric Scenario's
by Theresa Wirth - Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 8:19 AM
We purchased a program called "Layered Learning Group Therapy" that the nursing students really enjoyed. It does not involve manikins but it does allow them exposure to many disorders and the owner of the company is planning to release for DSM 5 very soon. Until then I just used a label maker to correct some terms.

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Re: Psychiatric Scenario's
by Patricia (Patty) Ravert - Monday, February 14, 2011, 11:59 AM

At BYU one of the faculty members uses voice simulation---she has written 2 articles regarding this with a faculty member from Westminter College.

Here are the references-

I have actually written two research article on this exact voice simulation experience.

Dearing, K. S., and Steadman, S., (2009). Emotional Intelligence: Enhancing Empathy through Voice Simulation. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 45(3), p173-182.

Dearing, K. S., and Steadman, S., (2008). Challenging Stereotyping and Bias: A Voice Simulation Study. The Journal of Nursing Education, 47(2), p 59-65.

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Re: Psychiatric Scenario's
by Rickie Bonner - Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 5:36 PM

We use a "Hearing Voices" simulation by Pat Deagan and have used it for about 2 years now. The students love it! Here is the link to the website for more info.

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Re: Psychiatric Scenario's
by Crissy Hunter - Friday, February 8, 2013, 3:24 PM
We hired actors and had them play 4 different psych disorders. I think the best thing for students is role-playing when it comes to mental health because a mannikin just can't make it that believable. Our students raved about their experience.