Health Humanities in Postgraduate Medical Education

Health Humanities in Postgraduate Medical Education

Author: Allan D. Peterkin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190849900

Category: Medical

Page: 361

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Most medical schools in the US, Canada and UK now incorporate some form of arts and humanities-based teaching into their curricula. What happens in residency is another story. Most postgraduate programs do not continue the thread of such teaching although many residents would like to deepen their understanding of the medical humanities before they move into practice. The humanities emphasize "the human side of medicine", and can provide a counterpoint to the reductionism of evidence-based medicine and technological hubris for young doctors as they apply new knowledge and skills in ambiguous, real-life encounters with patients who are living with complicated health problems. Humanities-based education can help both sides of the relationship: programs are shown to reduce burnout and mental health issues in young physicians, and can also help learning practitioners grapple with the most difficult aspects of their craft: how does one persuade patients on a course of treatment, while respecting informed consent? How does one work with families? How does one listen to and treat patients exhibiting self-harm tendencies? Available research may demonstrate the efficacy of such exposures, but provide little practical advice or resources for setting up programs across specialty and sub-specialty disciplines. Health Humanities in Post-Graduate Medical Education will fill this gap in knowledge translation for the thousands of residency programs worldwide, allowing educators, supervisors, and residents themselves to create robust and educationally sound workshops, seminars, study groups, lecture series, research and arts-based projects, publications and events.

Essential Guide to Educational Supervision in Postgraduate Medical Education

Essential Guide to Educational Supervision in Postgraduate Medical Education

Author: Nicola Cooper

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444311638

Category: Medical

Page: 184

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The world of postgraduate medical education is changing, and educational supervisors need the knowledge and skills to be able to do their job effectively. Many of those who want to do this job well feel unprepared for the task. Essential Guide to Educational Supervision is a handbook for educational supervisors everywhere. The topics covered are generic to medical education, whatever the specialty. Although the focus is on postgraduate medical education, many of the topics in this book are also applicable to undergraduates. Essential Guide to Educational Supervision is written for: Consultants and General Practitioners who work with trainees Educational supervisors People who organise postgraduate training programmes Written by experts in their field, each chapter gives an overview of key topics in educational supervision with references and further resources. The book provides evidence and theory when applicable, but is deliberately practical, with case studies and tips for good practice as well.

Postgraduate Medical Education and Training

Postgraduate Medical Education and Training

Author: Anne Hastie

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 1857756282

Category: Medical education

Page: 284

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This is an exploration of how the higher functions of the brain can be investigated, evaluated and, possibly, explained. A central theme throughout the book is rationality, since issues requiring rational evaluation confront many people everyday though emotional factors are often more influential in determining action. The book looks at various questions: is it possible to understand what is going on in someone else's mind?; why do people who are known very well often react irrationally, in a totally different way to what is expected?; what are emotions, beliefs, feelings and desire? Throughout, episodes from history involving famous artists and politicians are used - Gladstone and Lincoln, Bach and Graupner, Austen and Dickens - all providing useful examples to illustrate how rationality can provide an insight into the feeling self.