ERIC Number: ED293073
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Medical School Child Abuse and Neglect Elective for Residents. Annual Report. September 1, 1986, through August 31, 1987.
This annual report, a process evaluation, describes the development of an elective course to teach medical school residents and practicing physicians how to detect and protect children from child abuse. A section on the project background considers why physicians underreport suspicion of child abuse and how to address the problem through education. Goals and objectives of the project are explained, with the primary goal being the protection of children by increasing physician reporting of child abuse and neglect. Project operations and accomplishments are discussed in the areas of curriculum development, the establishment of a child abuse and neglect library, the course design, and recruiting students. In addition to educating medical residents, the goal of community and in-service education is discussed. The evaluation plan is briefly described and problems and issues encountered in the project are discussed. Problems of different fiscal systems, unanticipated demands on the director's time, and low enrollment (only one student enrolled during the first year) are addressed. Relevant materials are appended. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Human Development Services (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas State Dept. of Human Services, Austin. Office of Strategic Management, Research, and Development.
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