ERIC Number: ED225426
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Instructional Modules to Teach Primary Care Residents to Educate Patients. Executive Summary, Final Report, [and Instructional Manual].
Fass, Marion Field
An instructional program in patient education skills for primary care medical residencies is described, with six instructional modules included. The federally-funded program, developed by the University of Wisconsin, was designed to enable physicians to better communicate with their patients about health, disease, and treatment. The six modular learning units, which can be integrated throughout the 3 years of a primary care residency program, are as follows: communication and basic patient education skills; assessment of patient beliefs and understanding; short-term individualized plans for patients; patient education strategies for health promotion; long-term strategies in patient education (relating to chronic disease); and incorporating patient education in practice. Instructional approaches include seminars, individualized instruction, and direct observation of the resident's clinical skills. It was found that patient education should include informing patients about rationales for procedures and about diagnoses, and negotiating with patients to develop acceptable and suitable plans for care. Specific project activities and recommendations are considered. The six modules, which consist of 279 pages, include objectives, information on the role of the clinical faculty, evaluation forms, and instructions for observation and feedback. A bibliography is appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Clinical Experience, Communication Skills, Graduate Medical Education, Health, Higher Education, Individualized Instruction, Learning Modules, Medical School Faculty, Medical Schools, Patient Education, Physician Patient Relationship, Preventive Medicine, Primary Health Care
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources Administration (DHHS/PHS), Hyattsville, MD. Div. of Medicine.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Dept. of Family Medicine and Practice.