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ABSTRACT: Nutrition competencies in health professionals’ education and training: a new paradigm.

Most health care professionals are not adequately trained to address diet and nutrition-related issues with their patients, thus missing important opportunities to ameliorate chronic diseases and improve outcomes in acute illness. In this symposium, the speakers reviewed the status of nutrition education for health care professionals in the United States,

ABSTRACT: Do residents need end-of-life care training?

OBJECTIVE: As medical education evolves, emphasis on chronic care management within the medical curriculum becomes essential. Because of the consistent lack of appropriate end-of-life care training, far too many patients die without the benefits of hospice care. This study explores the association between physician knowledge, training status, and level of comfort

ABSTRACT: Cancer screening in the United States, 2015: A review of current American Cancer Society guidelines and current issues in cancer screening

Answer questions and earn CME/CNE Each year, the American Cancer Society (ACS) publishes a summary of its guidelines for early cancer detection along with a report on data and trends in cancer screening rates and select issues related to cancer screening. In this issue of the journal, we summarize current

ABSTRACT: Continuing Education Needs of Pediatricians Across Diverse Specialties Caring for Children With Medical Complexity

Objective. Care for children with medical complexity (CMC) relies on pediatricians who often are ill equipped, but striving to provide high quality care. We performed a needs assessment of pediatricians across diverse subspecialties at a tertiary academic US children's hospital about their continuing education needs regarding the care of CMC.

ABSTRACT: A novel approach to needs assessment in curriculum development: going beyond consensus methods

BACKGROUND: Needs assessment should be the starting point for curriculum development. In medical education, expert opinion and consensus methods are commonly employed. AIM: This paper showcases a more practice-grounded needs assessment approach. METHODS: A mixed-methods approach, incorporating a national survey, practice audit, and expert consensus, was developed and piloted in thrombosis medicine; Phase 1: National

ABSTRACT: Adherence to Prescription Opioid Monitoring Guidelines among Residents and Attending Physicians in the Primary Care Setting

OBJECTIVE:The aim of this study was to compare adherence to opioid prescribing guidelines and potential opioid misuse in patients of resident vs attending physicians.DESIGN:Retrospective cross-sectional study.SETTING:Large primary care practice at a safety net hospital in New England.SUBJECTS:Patients 18-89 years old, with at least one visit to the primary care clinic

ABSTRACT: The importance of medical education in the changing field of pain medicine

SUMMARY  Suffering chronic pain is a global epidemic that requires a closer look on how we are educating trainees to become more effective in pain management. The vast majority of medical professionals will encounter treatment of pain throughout their career. Our current system for educating these medical professionals is flawed

ABSTRACT: Clinical characteristics, pathophysiology, and management of noncentral nervous system cancer-related cognitive impairment in adults.

Over the past few decades, a body of research has emerged confirming what many adult patients with noncentral nervous system cancer have long reported-that cancer and its treatment are frequently associated with cancer-related cognitive impairment (CRCI). The severity of CRCI varies, and symptoms can emerge early or late in the

MANUSCRIPT: A modified evidence-based practice- knowledge, attitudes, behaviour and decisions/outcomes questionnaire is valid across multiple professions involved in pain management

A validated and reliable instrument was developed to knowledge, attitudes and behaviours with respect to evidence-based practice EBB-KABQ in medical trainees but requires further adaptation and validation to be applied across different health professionals.MethodsA modified 33-item evidence-based practice scale EBP-KABQ was developed to evaluate EBP perceptions and behaviors in clinicians.

ABSTRACT: If Exercise is Medicine®, Where is Exercise in Medicine? Review of U.S. Medical Education Curricula for Physical Activity-Related Content.

BACKGROUND: This study provides an update on the amount and type of physical activity education occurring in medical education in the United States in 2013. It is the first study to do so since 2002. METHODS: Applying content analysis methodology, we reviewed all accessible accredited doctor of medicine and doctor of osteopathic medicine