From Patients to Policy chronicles the development of primary care education at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. The resurgence of interest in primary care prompted development of the Primary Care Track at Case medical school.
The beginning of the book explains the rationale behind development of the Primary Care Track curriculum and tells how it was accomplished.
The main part of the book showcases the medical studentsÕ health policy papers, written between 1998 and 2005. Each paper is prefaced by a comment from a faculty member familiar with the topic area of the paper. It is interesting to note, both the quality of the student writing and the way the subject areas have remained relevant over time.
In 2001 a group of academic rheumatologists with an interest in medical education began to meet together to discuss how to improve rheumatology education for residents training in internal medicine. A curriculum was developed to address the needs of medical residents and to help trainees gain understanding and confidence in managing problems in rheumatology. The Canadian Residents' Rheumatology Handbook was designed as a practical, companion manual for this curriculum.
The first edition of this comprehensive handbook is divided into seven thematic sections. The first three sections address the "Approach to..." common presenting problems of patients with evolving rheumatic diseases, selection and interpretation of laboratory tests and imaging, and therapeutics. Selected rheumatologic emergencies are addressed next. The last two, well- illustrated sections address the approach to physical examination and the approach to joint aspiration and injection techniques.
The individual chapters have been written by rheumatologists from across Canada who have an interest in education, and are excellent teachers at their own institutions.
Although this handbook has been designed for residents in internal medicine, it will be an excellent resource for residents in family medicine programs, practicing physicians and medical students. Allied health professionals and nurse practitioners will also find that it is written at a level that is clear and easily understandable, and will help them to better manage their patients and clients.
Designed for heathcare professionals and medical students, Medical Spanish will lead you through a clear and organized, step-by-step process of forming phrases, questions and commands so that you can communicate with Spanish-speaking patients. You will learn the language needed to conduct medical history interviews, investigate common patient ailments and complaints, perform physical examinations, and give simple instructions. The organization of the activities allows the student to continually build on what s/he has learned and to reinforce the basic vocabulary necessary to understand whatever the patient might say.
Learning a foreign language is challenging enough without having to come up with your own activities and methodology. This book is a clear, easy and fun process that can be used as a classroom textbook or as a self-teaching manual. This is more than just a reference book or a dictionary. It is more than just lists of vocabulary words and common phrases. This is a fun activity book, filled with pictures and illustrations, hypothetical situations and conversations, which leads the student through a step-by-step process of learning language. All examples and activities are directly related and strictly confined to the medical field. Most activities are designed for role-play and pair-work so that the student is consistenly using language in a productive, communicative manner even while learning simple vocabulary or interrogative words.