Education, Medical, Continuing

Publication Title: 
Homeopathy: The Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy

Supervision and postgraduate education for health professionals studying homeopathy was investigated using feedback and comparative questioning of participants who have taken part in group supervision. Objectives set by supervisors, influenced by previous feedback, are scored and ranked. The key areas of postgraduate learning of homeopathy and how well the supervision model met these are analysed and discussed. Learning experiences are ranked in order of preference. Aspects of case presentation are compared for interest and relevance.

Author(s): 
Owen, D.
Publication Title: 
Forschende Komplementärmedizin (2006)

OBJECTIVE: To investigate to which extent physicians participating in specialization and continuing medical education courses read clinical research articles and how relevant they deem this for their practical work. METHODS: Physicians participating in courses on homeopathy (n = 96), acupuncture (n = 79), naturopathy (n = 75), family medicine (n = 50) and internal medicine (n = 136) filled in a questionnaire.

Author(s): 
Icsezer, Sabine
Linde, Klaus
Publication Title: 
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: During recent years the market for homeopathic education media has increasingly diversified with old (books, seminars) and new media (video-seminars, pc-programs, homeo-wiki and internet-courses). However, little is known about homeopaths' preferences in using educational media and their requirements of this topic. AIM: This survey was designed to gain a better understanding of the usage and appraisal of educational media by homeopaths.

Author(s): 
Escher, Max
Vollmar, Horst Christian
Holling, Andreas
Raak, Christa
Ostermann, Thomas
Publication Title: 
California Medicine

To serve the interests of members and to function in the public interest, the California Medical Association must set policies and take positions on current issues affecting the health care of Californians. These policies then guide the activities of the Association in fulfilling its leadership role and its responsibility to the public.Delegates, elected by the membership of CMA's component medical societies, meet annually to deliberate and determine the policies and courses of action for the Association.

Publication Title: 
The Hospital Medical Staff

The AMA House of Delegates voted to withdraw from the Liaison Committee on Continuing Medical Education and return to its own accrediting system. The move ends a situation that has irritated the state associations, but it opens the possibility of two CME accrediting bodies. The AMA also modified its stand on chiropractic in an attempt to stop its mounting legal problems.

Author(s): 
Grayson, M. A.
Appelbaum, A. L.
Publication Title: 
The New Zealand Medical Journal

A questionnaire was sent to 226 general practitioners in the Wellington region to determine the relationship between the general practitioner and complementary medicine. A 77% response rate was achieved. Twenty-four % of doctors had received training and 54% wanted further training in a complementary therapy; 27% currently practised at least one therapy. The majority of doctors (94%) knew of complementary practitioners in their locality; 77% indicated they referred to other medical practitioners for complementary therapies and 80% to nonmedical practitioners.

Author(s): 
Hadley, C. M.
Publication Title: 
Chiropractic History: The Archives and Journal of the Association for the History of Chiropractic

Spanning half of the chiropractic century, the development of the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists (ABCO) is a story of an educational bootstrapping that originated from the concerns of practicing field chirporactors. In the post World War II era, a need was determined to develop various principles and procedures of orthopedics in relation to chiropractic practice.

Author(s): 
Wentz, D. S.
Green, B. N.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

BACKGROUND: Supervision of newly graduated health care practitioners takes place in many clinical settings, such as in different types of hospital departments, in general practice, and now also within the chiropractic profession. The author conducted an initial study to determine the most important issues regarding the supervision of chiropractic graduates in Sweden.

Author(s): 
Sigrell, H.
Publication Title: 
Medical Education

OBJECTIVES: As with other health care professions, there is a need for chiropractors to maintain their clinical competencies through continuing professional education (CPE) and development (CPD). This study set out to evaluate chiropractors' attitudes to, and opinions of, current CPE provision, and their perceived needs for the future. In particular, their perceptions of the impact of CPE on clinical practice were assessed. DESIGN: A survey in which primary quantitative and secondary qualitative data were collected using a self-administered questionnaire.

Author(s): 
Bolton, Jennifer E.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the ability of a systematic educational intervention strategy to change the plain radiography ordering behavior of chiropractors toward evidence-based practice for patients with acute low back pain (LBP). DESIGN: A quasi-experimental method was used comparing outcomes before and after the intervention with those of a control community. SETTING: Two communities in southern Ontario. DATA SOURCE: Mailed survey data on the management of acute LBP. Outcome Measures Plain radiography use rates for acute LBP based on responses to mailed surveys.

Author(s): 
Ammendolia, Carlo
Hogg-Johnson, Sheilah
Pennick, Victoria
Glazier, Richard
Bombardier, Claire

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Education, Medical, Continuing