Mental Health Digital Clinical Experiences
Shadow Health’s Digital Clinical Experiences™ for Mental Health provide you with a safe, convenient, and dynamic environment to practice your documentation, communication, and clinical reasoning skills. An innovative conversation engine enables you to become more efficient in your patient interactions while maintaining high-quality therapeutic communication and care planning. These meaningful interactions help you gain valuable experience in practical application, patient communication, and personal empathy, empowering you to improve patient outcomes and prepare to enter clinical practice. You will encounter patients with a variety of conditions, including schizophrenia, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, alcohol use disorder, and PTSD.
- Digital Standardized Patients™ vary in age, race, socioeconomic status, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and have health histories and diseases/disorders that support your mastery of nursing principles in a wide spectrum of medical situations.
- Natural language conversation engine allows you to engage in open-ended conversations with simulated patients to gather subjective data and practice patient-centered communication.
- Student Performance Index provides you and instructors with immediate, detailed feedback on six key components of clinical reasoning — subjective data collection, objective data collection, therapeutic communication, documentation, information processing, and self-reflection — to identify areas of strength and opportunities for improvement.
- Interview and Assessment activities allow you to demonstrate your clinical reasoning abilities by performing a health assessment on virtual patients to collect objective data and report your findings in the electronic health record.
- Care Plan exercises enable you to use assessment data to work through the steps of the ADPIE process and select appropriate care actions from a standard set of components.
- SBAR activities in many assignments give you the opportunity to practice interprofessional communication with the Preceptor, a physician, or other health care professionals appropriate to the simulation.
- Mental health assignments cover topics such as schizophrenia, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, alcohol use disorder, and PTSD.
- Mental health topics challenge you to use therapeutic communication techniques, perform mental status exams, and document the major physiological, psychological, emotional, and sociological changes experienced by adults with mental health issues.