OverviewAwardees: Ken Minaker, MD and Shelley Amira, MPH
The primary goal of this project is to provide trainees with clear and effective tools that allow them to successfully discuss chronic illness, lifestyle changes and planning issues with patients over 65 and their families. The secondary goal is to bring the basic principles and philosophy of geriatric care into ambulatory primary care teaching. The training will take place in three primary care practices: Senior Health, Beacon Hill Primary Care and the Revere Adult Medicine practice.
The focus of the first teaching packet is Advanced Directives (AD). Under the direction of Dr. Monera Wong, MD trainees are first evaluated for their baseline knowledge of this subject. They are then taught the principles and importance of advanced directives, given talking points to facilitate the discussion with their patient, and, given educational packets for their patients to read and take home. 6 months later, the residents are interviewed again to determine the impact of the intervention on their knowledge and comfort level with the subject.
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