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ERIC Number: ED555281
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 120
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISBN: 978-0-309-31605-7
Improving Genetics Education in Graduate and Continuing Health Professional Education: Workshop Summary
Berger, Adam C.; Johnson, Samuel G.; Beachy, Sarah H.; Olson, Steve
National Academies Press
Many health care providers do not have either the knowledge or the tools they need in order to apply genetic information in their day-to-day practices. This lack of support is contributing to a substantial delay in the translation of genetic research findings, when appropriate, into improvement in patient outcomes within the health care system. Although the need to improve genetics knowledge among health care providers is clear, the best approaches to educating health care providers in a way that produces meaningful changes in clinical practice are not, especially given the competing coursework and training needs that exist in today's increasingly complex health care settings. To examine the potential and the challenges of providing genetics education, the Roundtable on Translating Genomic-Based Research for Health of the Institute of Medicine hosted a workshop on August 18, 2014. The workshop examined a variety of approaches that could improve the teaching of genetics in the graduate and continuing education of health professionals; these approaches included online and interactive instruction, just-in-time approaches, the development of clinical decision-support tools, and the incorporation of genetics requirements into licensing and accreditation. This report summarizes the presentations and discussion of the event. The following are appended: (1) Workshop Agenda; (2) Speaker Biographical Sketches; (3) Statement of Task; and (4) Registered Attendees. [Numerous organizations sponsored the work and the full list can be seen in the document.]
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Academies, Institute of Medicine; National Academies, National Academy of Sciences