Let Me Introduce You to Your First Virtual Patient
In the recent film Her, Joaquin Phoenix's character develops a relationship with a computer operating system named Samantha. Similarly, students now have the ability to develop a relationship with a virtual patient (VP). Gone are the days of nursing students honing their skills solely on live patients or mannequins in a simulation lab. Today, there is software available for students to interact with a VP online, in a simulated clinical environment.