ERIC Number: ED350944
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Policy Report of the Physician Consortium on Substance Abuse Education.
Lewis, David C.; Faggett, Walter L.
This report contains the recommendations of the Physician Consortium for significantly improving medical education and training to enhance the physician's role in early identification, treatment, and prevention of substance abuse. In addition, the consortium subcommittees report on their examination of substance abuse treatment needs of ethnic and racial minority groups and on the unique training needs that are especially germane to the care of adolescents and children. Recommendations address the need for changes in undergraduate medical education, graduate medical education, and continuing medical education; they also focus special attention on the concerns of adolescents and children and the multicultural issues in substance abuse education and training of physicians. The report concludes with background information on the problems of substance abuse in general and on certain specific substances--cocaine, marijuana, alcohol and tobacco products--in particular. Contains 32 references. (GLR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Alcohol Abuse, Children, Continuing Education, Drug Abuse, Educational Needs, Ethnic Groups, Graduate Medical Education, Health Programs, Health Promotion, Higher Education, Medical Education, Minority Groups, National Surveys, Physicians, Professional Education, Substance Abuse, Undergraduate Study
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Health Professions.
Identifiers: Primary Prevention