This presentation will explain how a standardized patient assumed the role of a patient with ASD including qualifications, experience and preparation. In addition, this presentation will discuss how the collateral gains of both the standardized patient and the educators were actualized. For example, the standardized patient presented to nursing students his experience with working with children with ASD and then learned from nursing students their concerns about working with children with disabilities such as autism. Educators gained a clear understanding of how the experience from a standardized patient can positively affect all stakeholders. Because the standardized patient verbalized how the experience changed how he looked at healthcare, the educators encouraged him to continue his education thus employing transformatinal leadership skills (Marshall, 2010). Because of his successful SP experience, he chose to return to school—this time to nursing school. It is important for educators to debrief with the standardize patient also and utilize transformational leadership skills to help the SP envision personal reflection and forward change.
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