Health Professions Education:: A Bridge to Quality

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National Academies Press, Jul 1, 2003 - Medical - 192 pages
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The Institute of Medicine study Crossing the Quality Chasm (2001) recommended that an interdisciplinary summit be held to further reform of health professions education in order to enhance quality and patient safety. Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality is the follow up to that summit, held in June 2002, where 150 participants across disciplines and occupations developed ideas about how to integrate a core set of competencies into health professions education.

These core competencies include patient-centered care, interdisciplinary teams, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics. This book recommends a mix of approaches to health education improvement, including those related to oversight processes, the training environment, research, public reporting, and leadership. Educators, administrators, and health professionals can use this book to help achieve an approach to education that better prepares clinicians to meet both the needs of patients and the requirements of a changing health care system.

  

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Contents

Introduction
19
Origins of the Study
20
Scope of the Report
22
Definitional Issues
23
Organization of the Report
24
Challenges Facing the Health System and Implications for Educational Reform
29
Implications for Health Professions Education
37
Conclusion
38
Conclusion
91
Health Professions Oversight Processes What They Do and Do Not Do and What They Could Do
97
Overview
98
Licensure
104
Certification
108
Organizational Accreditation
109
Demonstration and Maintenance of Competence
111
Conclusion
113

The Core Competencies Needed for Health Care Professionals
45
Origin of the Five Competencies
46
The Five Competencies in Practice
49
A Vision of the Prepared Health Care Professional
65
Conclusion
67
Current Educational Activities in the Core Competencies
75
Work in Interdisciplinary Teams
79
Employ EvidenceBased Practice
81
Apply Quality Improvement
83
Utilize Informatics
85
A Vision of the Future Health Professions Student
87
OutcomeBased Education
89
Recommendations for Reform
121
Common Language and Adoption of Core Competencies
122
Integrating Competencies into Oversight Processes
125
Training Environments
129
Research and Information
133
Providing Leadership
135
Conclusion
137
Committee Biographies
145
Health Professional Education Summit Agenda
153
Summit Strategies and Actions
156
Attendee List
170
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