Attitudes, knowledge, and skills of critical thinking are developed in a role-playing simulation. Using diabetes mellitus, students solve lifelike problems within the role-playing experience, develop sensitivity and awareness of another's life experience with illness, and generate empathy toward persons with diabetes. Critical thinking is demonstrated in student's double-entry journals.
Peggy Jenkins, MS, CCRN, Associate Professor of Nursing, e-mail: email@example.com, Hartwick College, Oneonta, New York,
Theresa Turick-Gibson, MA, CPNP, RNC, Professor of Nursing, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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