Overcoming barriers to teaching medical housestaff about psychiatric aspects of medical practice

Murray P Luber

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Abstract

Objective: This article describes a training program in psychiatric aspects of medical practice. It is aimed at medical residents. Methods: Six fundamental elements have been identified that contribute to the effectiveness of this program. 1) It directly confronts resistance to such training. 2) Practical skills are emphasized. 3) Learning is active. 4) Attention to group process during training is used. 5) Integration by on- site location of the psychiatrist and co-teaching with medical faculty is essential. 6) Teaching efforts are integrated with clinical service. Results: All 112 medical housestaff participate in the program with a generally enthusiastic response. Conclusions: Successful educational programs for primary care residents require teaching collaboration between psychiatric and medical faculty and impart specific clinical skills while addressing perceived burdens of time and emotional reactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)127-134
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
Volume26
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Psychiatry
Medical Faculties
Teaching
Problem-Based Learning
Group Processes
Clinical Competence
Program Evaluation
Primary Health Care
Education
Practice (Psychology)

Keywords

  • education, medical, graduate
  • primary health care
  • psychiatry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Overcoming barriers to teaching medical housestaff about psychiatric aspects of medical practice. / Luber, Murray P.

In: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, Vol. 26, No. 2, 1996, p. 127-134.

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