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CHAMP (Curriculum for the Hospitalized Aging Medical Patient): DEPRESSION

CHAMP (Curriculum for the Hospitalized Aging Medical Patient): DEPRESSION

University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences The Pritzker School of Medicine
Joanna Martin, MD, Mariko K Wong, MD
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
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"Depression in Hospitalized Older Adults" module is part of the CHAMP faculty development program, which aims to improve inpatient, geriatric medical care through a "teach the teacher" approach. It relates to one of the four course themes, identifying and assessing vulnerable older adult patients. Teaching materials on "Depression" include: a slide presentation with speaker's notes; bedside teaching triggers on clinical scenarios such as patients presenting symptoms of depression, having a history of depression, and requiring treatment. A pocket teaching card, references, a sample session evaluation form, and course overview/program user's guide are also available on the weblink provided, as well as access to all CHAMP topics, teaching resources and course materials.

CHAMP is a multi-tiered educational project with a faculty development program at its core. Hospitalists, general internists, and family practitioners who teach residents and medical students are the targeted audience. The course is organized around four themes in geriatric inpatient care: identifying and assessing vulnerable elders, preventing hazards of hospitalization, improving palliative and end of life care, and managing transitions of care. CHAMP addresses 15 geriatric topics and includes a mini-course entitled, "Teaching on Today's Wards," on advanced clinical teaching skills and teaching across the ACGME Core Competencies in the inpatient setting.

1 CME credit hour (category 1) was awarded to physicians who attended this teaching session.

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This CHAMP module on Depression in Hospitalized Older Adult Patients teaches learners to:

  1. recognize the importance of diagnosing depression;
  2. recognize patients at risk;
  3. screen for depression; and
  4. understand treatment options for depression in older adults.
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Joanna Martin. CHAMP (Curriculum for the Hospitalized Aging Medical Patient): DEPRESSION. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: