Building Partnerships: Educating Health Professionals for the Communities They Serve / Edition 1

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Overview

Community Partnerships, sponsored by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, is a major initiative to change the course of medical education by enhancing teamwork within the medical professions and meeting community-defined needs for primary health care. This book is a tribute the program's successes-with a look at the stories of hundreds of health professionals who have been trained in this new and revolutionary manner.

Appropriate for: Health Educators, Health Professionals.

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Reviewer: Leslie J. Sandlow, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This is a new book written to make health professionals aware of the problems in educating health professionals in concert with the various communities they will serve. The book has several authors who have background and experience in the topics they discuss. The book is an overview that provides a description of one possible solution currently under study.
Purpose: The purpose is to describe the problems generated by the differences between the education of health professionals and the perception by various communities of their healthcare needs. The book suggests some of the cultural differences between the health professions and the communities they serve and describes the role of public policy in this problem. It describes one alternative solution and provides results of this alternative and then details the lessons learned. These worthy objectives were partially met. There is a tendency to slant the text toward what appears to be the author's bias as noted in the chapters he wrote. The community partnerships appear to be great initiatives in dealing with these problems, but one wonders if it might be to soon to derive lessons and solutions from these initiatives.
Audience: The audience, according to the author, includes health professionals in general and health professional educators in particular. In my view, the book is aimed at health professionals and educators who are new to the field. The author is certainly a credible authority in the subject matter of the book.
Features: This book has no illustrations and would not benefit from them. The few charts and tables are appropriate; more are not needed. The references are pertinent and timely. The overall appearance of the book is pleasant and appropriate for the topic and content.
Assessment: This book presents a useful orientation to the issues surrounding the gap in the relationship between the education of health professionals and the needs, especially perceived needs, of the communities served. The references are useful for those familiar with the topic who wish to explore the issues more thoroughly. The solution suggested is interesting and theoretically addresses the issues. It will be useful to have a follow-up as the projects progress.
Leslie J. Sandlow
This is a new book written to make health professionals aware of the problems in educating health professionals in concert with the various communities they will serve. The book has several authors who have background and experience in the topics they discuss. The book is an overview that provides a description of one possible solution currently under study. The purpose is to describe the problems generated by the differences between the education of health professionals and the perception by various communities of their healthcare needs. The book suggests some of the cultural differences between the health professions and the communities they serve and describes the role of public policy in this problem. It describes one alternative solution and provides results of this alternative and then details the lessons learned. These worthy objectives were partially met. There is a tendency to slant the text toward what appears to be the author's bias as noted in the chapters he wrote. The community partnerships appear to be great initiatives in dealing with these problems, but one wonders if it might be to soon to derive lessons and solutions from these initiatives. The audience, according to the author, includes health professionals in general and health professional educators in particular. In my view, the book is aimed at health professionals and educators who are new to the field. The author is certainly a credible authority in the subject matter of the book. This book has no illustrations and would not benefit from them. The few charts and tables are appropriate; more are not needed. The references are pertinent and timely. The overall appearance of the book is pleasant andappropriate for the topic and content. This book presents a useful orientation to the issues surrounding the gap in the relationship between the education of health professionals and the needs, especially perceived needs, of the communities served. The references are useful for those familiar with the topic who wish to explore the issues more thoroughly. The solution suggested is interesting and theoretically addresses the issues. It will be useful to have a follow-up as the projects progress.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787901509
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/2/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 0.63 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Meet the Author

RONALD W. RICHARDS is program director, W. K. Kellogg Foundation, and professor of medical education, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
The Editor
The Contributors
1 Primary Health Care: What the Public Wants 1
2 From Problems to Solutions: A Bridge Between Cultures 17
3 An Update on the Community Partnerships 33
4 How Public Policy Is Shaped 51
5 The Nature of Academic Health Centers 69
6 The Nature of Communities 91
7 Creating New Organizational Structures 105
8 How Public Funds Are Spent 121
9 Evaluation as a Tool for Reform 143
10 Multidisciplinary Care and Education 157
11 Leading Educational Reform 173
Resources 199
References 205
Index 211
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