Pediophobia: A New Challenge Facing Nursing Faculty in Clinical Teaching by Simulation
Nurse educators always encounter challenges when embracing new teaching methods or technology. This article describes a student's experience dealing with pediophobia, the fear of dolls, when working with VitalSim manikins in the simulation lab. This unexpected student reaction to a simulation manikin presents an opportunity to educate faculty about anxiety and panic disorders, and specifically phobias, that may arise in students working in the simulation lab.
Macy, Rosemary and Schrader, Vivian. (2008). "Pediophobia: A New Challenge Facing Nursing Faculty in Clinical Teaching by Simulation". Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 4(3), e89-e91. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2008.07.001