ERIC Number: EJ940971
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
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Impact of Participation in TimeSlips, a Creative Group-Based Storytelling Program, on Medical Student Attitudes toward Persons with Dementia: A Qualitative Study
George, Daniel R.; Stuckey, Heather L.; Dillon, Caroline F.; Whitehead, Megan M.
Gerontologist, v51 n5 p699-703 Oct 2011
Purpose: To evaluate whether medical student participation in TimeSlips (TS), a creative group-based storytelling program, with persons affected by dementia would improve student attitudes toward this patient population. Design and Methods: Fifteen fourth-year medical students from Penn State College of Medicine participated in a month-long regimen of TS sessions at a retirement community. Student course evaluations were analyzed at the conclusion of the program to examine perceived qualitative changes in attitude. Findings: Qualitative data revealed insights into the manner in which student attitudes toward a geriatric patient population became more positive. Implications: This is the first known pilot study to suggest that participation in a creative group-based storytelling program might improve medical student attitudes toward persons with dementia.
Descriptors: Medical Students, Student Attitudes, State Colleges, Dementia, Student Participation, Story Telling, Qualitative Research, Medical Schools, Creativity, Patients, Attitude Change, Teaching Methods, Retirement, Older Adults, Geriatrics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania