ERIC Number: ED077323
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec-31
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Use of Educational Consultation to Stimulate Development of Relevant Programs of Continuing Education for Physicians at Community Hospitals in Depressed Areas. Final Report.
Postgraduate Medical Inst., Boston, MA.
The Postgraduate Medical Institute of the Massachusetts Medical Society had as its goal in this instance to use an interdisciplinary team of consultants to sensitize hospital medical staffs to the unique health care problems of the poor. A consultation model was set up and implemented in three selected hospitals located in depressed areas. The model of consultation is characterized by the following principles: (1) educational consultation is provided by an interdisciplinary team; (2) consultation is used both as a catalyst and as an educational activity itself; (3) consultation stresses critical self-examination as an avenue to insights and corrective measures; (4) consultation seeks participation of individuals who will authorize, effect, and ultimately accept change; (5) consultation starts with recognition of felt problems and seeks to motivate consideration of long-range planning; (6) the approach seeks to maximize consultee involvement in program planning; (7) consultation tries to use educational mechanisms that will assure diffusion of its effects to the staff at large; and (8) consultation seeks to minimize the formation of dependency relationships. (Author/HS)
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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Bureau of Health Manpower Education.
Authoring Institution: Postgraduate Medical Inst., Boston, MA.