Virtual patients: an effective educational intervention to improve paediatric basic specialist trainee education in the management of suspected child abuse?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/232972
Title:
Virtual patients: an effective educational intervention to improve paediatric basic specialist trainee education in the management of suspected child abuse?
Authors:
McEvoy, M M; Butler, B; MacCarrick, G; Nicholson, A J
Affiliation:
The Children's University Hospital, Temple Street, Dublin 1. drmichellemcevoy@gmail.com
Citation:
Virtual patients: an effective educational intervention to improve paediatric basic specialist trainee education in the management of suspected child abuse? 2011, 104 (8):250-2 Ir Med J
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Sep-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/232972
PubMed ID:
22125882
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Virtual%20Patients%3A%20An%20Effective%20Educational%20Intervention%20to%20Improve%20Paediatric%20Basic%20Specialist%20Trainee%20Education%20in%20the%20Management%20of%20Suspected%20Child%20Abuse%3F
Abstract:
Child abuse is a particularly difficult subject to teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Most doctors are dissatisfied with their training in child abuse recognition and management. We developed an interactive video based Virtual Patient to provide formal training for paediatric Basic Specialist Trainees in the recognition of suspected child abuse. The Virtual Patient case revolves around the management of suspected physical abuse in a seven month old child, who initially presents to the Emergency Department with viral upper respiratory tract symptoms. This Virtual Patient was used to facilitate a case discussion with Basic Specialist Trainees. A questionnaire was developed to determine their perception of the value of the Virtual Patient as an educational tool. Twenty five Basic Specialist Trainees completed the questionnaire. Upon completion of the case, 23/25 (92%) participants reported greater self confidence in their ability to recognize cases of suspected child abuse and 24/25 (96%) of participants reported greater self confidence in their ability to report cases of suspected child abuse. Basic Specialist Trainees perceived the Virtual Patient to be a useful educational tool. Virtual Patients may have a role to play in enhancing postgraduate training in the recognition of suspected child abuse.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Child Abuse; Clinical Competence; Curriculum; Education, Medical, Graduate; Educational Measurement; Humans; Infant; Patient Simulation; Pediatrics; Pilot Projects; Questionnaires
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcEvoy, M Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorButler, Ben_GB
dc.contributor.authorMacCarrick, Gen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNicholson, A Jen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-10T13:54:29Z-
dc.date.available2012-07-10T13:54:29Z-
dc.date.issued2011-09-
dc.identifier.citationVirtual patients: an effective educational intervention to improve paediatric basic specialist trainee education in the management of suspected child abuse? 2011, 104 (8):250-2 Ir Med Jen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid22125882-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/232972-
dc.description.abstractChild abuse is a particularly difficult subject to teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Most doctors are dissatisfied with their training in child abuse recognition and management. We developed an interactive video based Virtual Patient to provide formal training for paediatric Basic Specialist Trainees in the recognition of suspected child abuse. The Virtual Patient case revolves around the management of suspected physical abuse in a seven month old child, who initially presents to the Emergency Department with viral upper respiratory tract symptoms. This Virtual Patient was used to facilitate a case discussion with Basic Specialist Trainees. A questionnaire was developed to determine their perception of the value of the Virtual Patient as an educational tool. Twenty five Basic Specialist Trainees completed the questionnaire. Upon completion of the case, 23/25 (92%) participants reported greater self confidence in their ability to recognize cases of suspected child abuse and 24/25 (96%) of participants reported greater self confidence in their ability to report cases of suspected child abuse. Basic Specialist Trainees perceived the Virtual Patient to be a useful educational tool. Virtual Patients may have a role to play in enhancing postgraduate training in the recognition of suspected child abuse.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Virtual%20Patients%3A%20An%20Effective%20Educational%20Intervention%20to%20Improve%20Paediatric%20Basic%20Specialist%20Trainee%20Education%20in%20the%20Management%20of%20Suspected%20Child%20Abuse%3Fen_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish medical journalen_GB
dc.subject.meshChild Abuse-
dc.subject.meshClinical Competence-
dc.subject.meshCurriculum-
dc.subject.meshEducation, Medical, Graduate-
dc.subject.meshEducational Measurement-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInfant-
dc.subject.meshPatient Simulation-
dc.subject.meshPediatrics-
dc.subject.meshPilot Projects-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires-
dc.titleVirtual patients: an effective educational intervention to improve paediatric basic specialist trainee education in the management of suspected child abuse?en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentThe Children's University Hospital, Temple Street, Dublin 1. drmichellemcevoy@gmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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