Re: Fixed role therapy with normals

Christel Woodward (woodward@fhs.csu.McMaster.CA)
Thu, 31 Mar 1994 13:31:17 +0500 (EST)

I have been exploring the experiences of standardized patients SPs (normal
adults trained to portray medical and psycho-social problems) and the
impact of repeatedly simulating such roles on the SP. In
many ways, we assign them a fixed role, not beyond their reach in terms of
their current characteristics, to portray. They may portray the role for
teaching and or evaluation purposes. They report important learning
experiences which modify their attitudes and behaviours as they examine
how they react within the SP role. Do you have some good references to
fixed role therapy that would be useful in writing up these results?

Thanks for your assistance. I just have not had the time to keep up with
all the literatures that my research endeavours appear to relate with.

Chris Woodward,Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and
Biostatistics, Faculty of Health Sciences
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario Canada L8N 3Z5
Phone: (905) 525-9140 ex.22131 FAX: (905)-546-5211