ERIC Number: EJ808818
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
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Addressing the Effects of Culture on the Boundary-Keeping Practices of Psychiatry Residents Educated outside of the United States
Myers, Gary E.
Academic Psychiatry, v28 n1 p47-55 Mar 2004
Objective: The author sought to develop a curriculum for international medical graduate (IMG) psychiatry residents that addresses their culture-based deviations from normative boundary-keeping practices common to U.S.-based psychotherapy practices. Methods: A group consisting of 12 IMG psychiatry residents and one United States graduate (USG) participated in a curriculum consisting of eight monthly, 1-hour seminars. An eight-item, Likert-type 7-point scale, post-then-pre questionnaire assessed the instructional impact of the curriculum. Results: Responses indicated that participation in the curriculum significantly increased the IMG residents' levels of confidence with respect to boundary theory and practice. Conclusion: International medical graduates confidence levels regarding psychotherapeutic boundaries can be significantly increased through participation in a curriculum that addresses cultural differences.
Descriptors: Physicians, Psychiatry, Cultural Differences, Psychotherapy, Clinical Experience, Graduate Students, Medical Students, Foreign Countries, Likert Scales, Pretests Posttests, Curriculum, Feedback (Response)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: United States