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Health Literacy Kit

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Product Information
Abstract: 

The "Health literacy and patient safety: Help patients understand" educational kit is the AMA Foundation's primary tool for informing physicians, health care professionals and patient advocates about health literacy. The kit includes: an instructional video, an in-depth manual for clinicians, and additional resources for education and involvement. 

Educational objectives: 

The kit will enable learners to:

  1. Define the scope of the health literacy problem
  2. Recognize health system barriers faced by patients with low literacy
  3. Implement improved methods of verbal and written communication
  4. Incorporate practical strategies to create a shame-free environment
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

This has been used in the home, medical school classes, and for faculty development. CME credit is available for this product. For more information, please visit: http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/9913.html

Date posted: 
Wed, 01/16/2008
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 04/13/2021
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Suggested Citation:
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Cadaver Treasure Hunt Faculty Guide

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Product Information
Estimated time to complete: 
3
Abstract: 

This faculty guide is designed to assist medical schools interested in implementing the Cadaver Treasure Hunt anatomy course program. The program consists of 2 components: (1) a lecture at the very beginning of medical school introducing them to geriatrics, using the extreme old age of their cadavers and their death certificate diagnoses as a window to the importance of aging; and (2) a workshop in the anatomy lab in which geriatricians review the gross anatomical findings of the cadavers and provide important clinical perspectives. This low-cost, high-yield geriatrics intervention has been well received by Brown medical students; 82% rated the experience very positively.

Educational objectives: 

Goals of the program: 1. To introduce geriatrics early in the medical education curriculum. 2. To use the demographic information and the gross anatomical findings of the cadavers as teaching points for normal aging and common medical problems in aging. 3. To provide a medical and clinical context for students about how their cadavers may have lived and died. 4. To remind students of the sacrifice and gift that the cadavers had provided to them. 5. To evaluate how this program influenced students’ perceptions of their cadavers.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Collaboration with the anatomy course directors is a key component for scheduling the lecture and anatomy lab session. You will also need to obtain death certificate data.

Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

Presented at the May 2009 American Geriatrics Society Conference as a paper session as well as during the education methods swap session. McNicoll L, Nanda A, Besdine RW. Cadaver Treasure Hunt: Introducing Geriatrics Concepts in the Anatomy Class. J Am Geriatr Soc 2009:57 (Supplement); S8.

Gillespie, S. M. and Medina-Walpole, A. (2010, October). Teaching Undergraduate Geriatrics in the Anatomy Laboratory. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 58(10), 2000-2002. Also available online.

McNicoll L,Shield R, Ritter D, Besdine RW. Cadaver Treasure Hunt: Introducing Geriatrics Concepts in the Anatomy Class. J Am Ger Soc  2012:60(5);962-6.

 

Date posted: 
Fri, 08/07/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 08/06/2012
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Suggested Citation:
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Anatomy Class Introduction as the First Patient

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Product Information
Abstract: 

This short anatomy class exercise introduces the cadaver as the first patient. The students will assess the cadaver and approach this as an investigation of patient history. The students will be required to present a cadaver report on their observations. The report will focus on the suspected cause of death and the students ideas on anticipated effects of their cadaver's clinical symptoms as they relate to the cadaver's daily life (i.e., ADL's, IADL's, AADL's, and possible means of compensation).

Educational objectives: 

The student will be able to: 1. Apply clinical observation skills of general appearance including age, gender, body habitus, and identifying features to the cadaver. 2. Associate identified clinical findings with anticipated impact on daily life including ADLs (bathing, dressing, grooming, mobility noting any aides, continence, feeding), IADLs (phone use, med use, shopping, cooking, cleaning, finances, transportation) AADLS (recreation, church, school, work), relationships, and self-concept.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

This is only a 15-20 minute encounter (first encounter) with the cadaver.

Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

Gillespie, S. M. and Medina-Walpole, A. (2010, October). Teaching Undergraduate Geriatrics in the Anatomy Laboratory. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 58(10), 2000-2002. Also available online.

Date posted: 
Wed, 09/23/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 09/05/2012
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Suggested Citation:
Anatomy Class Introduction as the First Patient. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/204

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