Evaluation of training in geriatric consultation

Zebulon Taintor, James J. Strain, James J. Lazar, Leslie H. Gise, James Spikes, Richard Deucker, George Ellsworth

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The effectiveness of instruction in geropsychiatric consultation at a major teaching hospital was assessed using computerized data from five hundred consecutive consultations. Areas of weakness were identified. The most notable deficiencies were related to dynamic formulation and psychiatrist-patient interaction. A special instructional curriculum in geriatric consultation intended to remedy these deficiencies was then designed, implemented, and evaluated. This curriculum took the form of a "crash course" which included didactic and videotape workshop sessions. Instruments were developed for evaluating the performance of teh residents and for assessing the success of the teaching effort. These included a written examination to assess knowledge, a technique for evaluating videotapes to assess skills, and an attitude questionnaire (see Appendix I, II, III).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-81
Number of pages9
JournalGerontology and Geriatrics Education
Issue number1
StatePublished - 30 May 1985


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