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ERIC Number: EJ1022004
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1277
Availability of Education and Training for Medical Specialists about the Impact of Dementia on Comorbid Disease Management
Ibrahim, Joseph Elias; Davis, Marie-Claire
Educational Gerontology, v39 n12 p925-941 2013
Individuals with dementia carry an additional health burden of multiple comorbid conditions. Effectively assessing and treating these comorbid conditions requires the medical specialist to be aware of, understand, and manage the effects of dementia on their clinical subspecialty practice. This ecological study describes the dementia-related education available to medical specialists in Australia outside the domains of geriatrics, neurology, and psychiatry. The dementia-related content of specialist medical training curricula and dementia-related information published in high-impact medical journals between 2000-2012 was reviewed. Dementia-related education was found to be absent from the training curricula for 14 of the medical specialties within Australia. And less than 0.10% (1,921 articles) of the more than two million articles published in the 138 journals assessed were dementia related.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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