ERIC Number: ED374694
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
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Expanding the Biomedical Model: Case Studies of Five Medical Schools.
Tresolini, Carol P.; And Others
This study examined five representative medical schools for approaches to teaching integrated approaches to health care. Traditionally medical schools have taught from a biomedical, technological approach. The study used a qualitative, multiple case study design to explore which medical schools were attempting integrated health care education. On site visits to the five medical schools, data were collected through interviews with administrators, faculty, and students and review of documents. Analysis involved examining the data from each school and then integrating these data across schools. The study was based on ideas about curricula (i.e., integrated, patient-centered, developmental, and population based) thought to help students learn an integrated approach to patient care. Findings suggest that teaching an integrated approach to care involves attention to four relationships within medicine and medical education: (1) the physician-patient relationship; (2) the physician-community relationship; (3) the relationship of physician to other practitioners; and (4) the faculty-student relationship. Several institutional factors, including a shared mission or philosophy, effective leadership, and increased attention to primary care facilitate the maintenance of programs that address an integrated approach to care. (Contains 27 references.) (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Sponsor: Pew Health Professions Commission, Durham, NC.
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