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

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

by Ronald W. Richards, Patricia M. Meservey, Rebecca C. Hinry, Henry A. Foley
     
 

Building Partnerships tells the story of a major initiative that is helping to change the course of medical education—the Community Partnerships sponsored by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, which focus on enhancing teamwork within the medical professions and meeting community-defined needs for primary health care. Since 1991, hundreds of medical, nursing,

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Building Partnerships tells the story of a major initiative that is helping to change the course of medical education—the Community Partnerships sponsored by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, which focus on enhancing teamwork within the medical professions and meeting community-defined needs for primary health care. Since 1991, hundreds of medical, nursing, physician assistant, social work, dental, allied health, and other students, operating in seven sites, have been trained to serve their communities in this new and revolutionary manner.Rather than promote a single solution, Building Partnerships reveals the development of many different ways in which health professions' education systems can and should be adapted to increase their relevance to the needs of the people. The book shows how Community Partnerships are able to bridge the gap that exists between the culture of communities and the culture of academe by creating viable linking organizations to connect the two. The authors also examine the role public policy plays in contributing to the current systems of health professions' education and how public policy can support change.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787901509
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/02/1995
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
0.63(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
1. The Primary Health Care Crisis
2. From Problems to Solutions: A Bridge Between Cultures
3. Community Partnerships in Progress(with Rebecca Henry)
4. The Nature of Academic Health Centers
5. The Nature of Communities(with Bruce Behringer)
6. New Organizational Structures(with Patricia MaguireMeservey)
7. The Role of Public Policy in Changing Health Professionals'Education
8. If We Change What We Pay For, We Change What We Get(with HenryA. Foley)
9. Evaluation as a Tool for Reform(with Rebecca Henry)
10. Multidisciplinary Care and Education(Patricia T.Castiglia)
11. Leading Educational Reform

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