Simulated Learning Environments in Speech-Language Pathology: Integration and Feasibility of Current Models in Palliative Care Training Report uri icon


  • Purpose: Currently, there is no research regarding simulated learning environments (SLE) within Speech-language pathology (SLP) and palliative care (PC) as a whole. The purpose of this research is to explore the outcome of SLEs to improve students’ perceptions and skills within Speech-language pathology (SLP) within the scope of palliative care. Method: A PICO research question was created, a practice related question was formed, and a search strategy was produced. A scoping literature review was performed for two topics on twelve databases and articles culled for replicates and relevance. Results: Of 1,951 articles found, 26 relevant articles were extracted relating to SLP and SLEs and of 5,112 articles found, 96 relevant articles were extracted relating to PC and SLEs. Key themes found included Speech-language pathology, simulated learning environments (SLE), human-patient simulations (HPS), computer-based SLEs and standardised patients. Conclusion: SLEs are beneficial within SLP and within PC. It can be assumed that in combination, SLEs will prove to supplement students’ education regarding SLP within PC.

publication date

  • 2017