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In health professions education, feedback can be defined as the sharing of information about a student's performance. The most valuable learning occurs when students receive detailed feedback delivered in a way they can utilize it. In clinical simulations, feedback from a standardized patient (SP) offers a unique perspective. This article presents some of the underlying theory and research on feedback delivery with a particular emphasis on the role of nonverbal communication. We explore what feedback students need from SPs, how to provide feedback effectively as well as common challenges to the process. The authors, working from different health care disciplines, collaborated to develop a training workshop for the college's SPs designed to ensure a consistent approach to SP feedback delivery. We describe this workshop and its outcomes.

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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 01 March 2012

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  • The Journal of Allied Health is the official publication of the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP). The Journal is the only interdisciplinary allied health periodical, publishing scholarly works related to research and development, feature articles, research abstracts and book reviews. Readers of the Journal comprise allied health leaders, educators, faculty and students.
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