Feedback for a simulation practice on communication skills in pharmacy education: A pilot study

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Deniz E. U., Sahne B. S., YEĞENOĞLU S., ELÇİN M.

MARMARA PHARMACEUTICAL JOURNAL, vol.22, no.2, pp.314-321, 2018 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.12991/mpj.2018.69
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.314-321
  • Keywords: Simulation, pharmacy education, standardized patient, Turkey, STANDARDIZED-PATIENT, IMPACT
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Although simulation practice with standard patients became popular in curriculums since years of various countries, it hasn't been used in the education of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in Turkey yet. In this study, it is aimed to conduct a pilot study with standard patients on students in the simulation laboratory for the first time and get feedback of them. This study was conducted with 22 pharmacy technicians, four pharmacy students and four standard patients in 15-16 December 2015. Six scenarios were used. After the study, video recordings of the "student-standard patient interaction" were watched with the students to improve the simulation laboratory and the practices planned to be. The physical properties of the place, the use of body language, issues related to the needs and feelings during practice for the development of training programs has come to fore during the feedback of the students. It is useful to generalize this pilot study in terms of both student groups for starting their profession with communication skills and achieving the golden standards in education.