SP safety, autonomy and healthcare simulation practice in the COVID-19 era

Lou Clark, Anne Woll, Tamara L. Owens, Deltonia Shropshire, Bob Kiser, Grace Gephardt, Christine S. Park

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

1 Scopus citations


This letter expands upon the three tenets of the Healthcare Simulation Manifesto - comprehensive safety, collaborative advocacy, and ethical leadership. To do this, we will discuss two key terms: a € essential' and a € autonomy' in relation to safety for standardized/simulated patients (SPs). In this time of crisis, simulationists must move the boundary of skills training previously accepted as safe for human beings, and leverage technology to ensure the highest level of safety achievable for our SPs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)450-451
Number of pages2
JournalBMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning
Issue number5
StatePublished - Feb 4 2021

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 BMJ Publishing Group. All rights reserved.


  • COVID-19
  • safety
  • simulated patient
  • simulation centre operations / administration
  • standardised patients (actors)


Dive into the research topics of 'SP safety, autonomy and healthcare simulation practice in the COVID-19 era'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this