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Clinical Clerkships
The Heart of Professional Development

  • Peter O. Ways - Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, USA
  • John D. Engel - Northeastern Ohio University - College of Medicine, Northeastern Ohio Universities, USA, Independent Consultant, Bangalore, India
  • Peter Finkelstein


July 2000 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

A medical student's clinical clerkship is characterized by-among other things-long hours, insufficient sleep, daily frustrations, and emotional burdens. At the same time, it will be a defining professional experience, as well as a rewarding life experience. Clinical Clerkships takes the third or fourth year student through the unstated curriculum of the clerkship to address those difficulties not often discussed by deans, educators, practitioners, professors, or lab assistants. Through practical discussion and germane vignettes, the authors not only describe the difficult issues involved in clerkships; they also provide solutions and stimulate discovery.


 
PART ONE: PREPARATION AND EXPECTATIONS: THE LAY OF THE LAND
 
Clerkships and the Physician Ideal
 
Expectation versus Reality
Sometimes the Grand Canyon  
 
Faculty 1
Attending Physicians  
 
Faculty 2
House Staff, Nurses and Others  
 
The Discipline of Patient Care
 
Getting Ready (to begin)
 
PART TWO: THE WORK AND CHALLENGES OF CLERKSHIPS: THE JOURNEY ITSELF
 
Honoring the Patient
 
Communication
 
The Patient Appraisal
 
Rounds and Teamwork
 
Working with the Family
 
Evaluations
Bane or Blessing?  
 
PART THREE: MAJOR ISSUES IN THE IMPLICIT CURRICULUM
 
Exhaustion and etc
 
Death Is the Enemy
Grieving and Loss  
 
Loss of Intellectual Vitality
The Culture of the 'Quick Fix'  
 
Emotional Unresponsiveness and 'Hardening of the Heart'
 
PART FOUR: EXITING THE CLINICAL YEARS AS A WHOLE AND WELL PERSON
 
Self-Care I
Exercise, Nutrition, Safety and a Personal Health Care System  
 
Self-Care II
Saving Your Head, Heart and Relationships  
 
Spirituality
The Quiet Answer  

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