Bedside manner experience development (Bedmed): Supporting the development of bedside manner through game design

Thomas J. O., Holmes J.

11th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning: Exploring the Material Conditions of Learning, CSCL 2015, Gothenburg, Sweden, 7 - 11 June 2015, vol.2, pp.747-748 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 2
  • City: Gothenburg
  • Country: Sweden
  • Page Numbers: pp.747-748
  • Keywords: Design, Student learning, Subject matter, Teachers, Technology
  • TED University Affiliated: No


© ISLSNurses interact with patients in a number of different settings, and these touch points require that nurses have well-developed “bedside manner.” However, nurses receive very little, if any, education around acquiring and developing bedside manner while in nursing school, and the hectic environment and increased use of technology and patient-load often make it difficult to develop those practices once on the job. Bedside Manner Experience Development (BedMED) is an online game designed to develop and improve the bedside manner capabilities of pre-service nursing students by simulating the patient care experience so that pre-service nurses can acquire, understand, reflect on, and develop their ability to engage with patients in more caring and meaningful ways.