Jumat, 04 Februari 2011

Communication and social competencies in medical education

Communication and social competencies in medical education in German-speaking countries: The Basel Consensus Statement. Results of a Delphi Survey


Objective: To propose a comprehensive set of competencies and educational objectives for communication and social competencies in undergraduate medical education and to support the nationwide implementation of these issues in all medical schools.
Methods: Thirty experts from different medical and psychosocial disciplines participated in a 2-day workshop using the Nominal Group Technique (NGT) to develop an initial set of educational objectives. These were refined, structured, and rated according to their importance by means of a two-step Delphi Survey involving additional experts in medical education.
Results: The initial workshop resulted in 188 educational objectives assigned to 26 different topics. After the Delphi Survey, 131 objectives remained, assigned to 19 different topics. Some objectives that could be assigned to more than one topic were subsumed under a new more general category.
Conclusion: The described consensus process proved successful as one method to develop a set of educational objectives.
Practical implications: The Basel consensus statement can be used to orientate curriculum reform and development in medical education.

Diabetes education program in Bulgaria

Diabetes Education Program in Bulgaria (DEPB) Project Group1,2 Received 18 January2000; received in revised form 8 June 2000; accepted 29 July2000

The objective of the Diabetes Education Program for Bulgaria (DEPB) was to introduce a large-scale uni®ed structured educational program for insulin-treated diabetic patients. A total of 52 university and regional educational centers for people with diabetes and four centers for education of children with diabetes were organized. The educational course includes 10 sessions, 45 min each, in 3±5 consecutive days for groups of 8±12 insulin-treated patients. To assess the effect of the DEPB on diabetes-related parameters data collection was organized in seven centers. It included 2055 patients who were allocated to education (intervention group) or not to be educated (control group). Diabetes-related parameters were measured at baseline, and patients will be followed at 6 months. Measuring the biochemical parameters, self-estimated knowledge, treatment satisfaction, burden and handling of diabetes before and after education would give the opportunity to evaluate its impact on the metabolic control and on psychological factors. 

Keywords: Diabetes; Patient education; Measures; Bulgaria


Tentunya kita sering mendengar kata "Journal" dan sudah familiar sekali dengan istilah tersebut. Tapi apa sebenarnya journal itu, apa bedanya dengan skripsi, thesis, dan disertasi. berikut ini adalah beberapa pengertian tentang istilah Journal (sumber: thefreedelivery.com):
1. a. A personal record of occurrences, experiences, and reflections kept on a regular basis; a diary.
b. An official record of daily proceedings, as of a legislative body.
c. Nautical A ship's log.
2. Accounting
a. A daybook.
b. A book of original entry in a double-entry system, listing all transactions and indicating the accounts to which they belong.
3. A newspaper.
4. A periodical presenting articles on a particular subject: a medical journal.
5. The part of a machine shaft or axle supported by a bearing. a daily written record of (usually personal) experiences and observations.

Klo kita perhatikan dari beberapa pengertian journal di atas, mungkin anda sepakat bahwa journal yang sering dipahami oleh kita semua adalah pengertian journal yang ke-empat yaitu artikel-artikel yang ditulis dan dipublikasikan secara periodik tentang subjek tertentu, sehingga kita sering sekali mendengar ada a medical journal, economic journal, scientific journal, educational journal, dll.

Namun saya yakin, kita merasa kesulitan untuk mengakses journal-journal tersebut, Saya merasakan masih minimnya journal-journal international di beberapa perpustakaan di perguruan tinggi Indonesia. Walaupun sekarang sudah seharusnya bagi kita untuk mudah mengakses journal demi kepentingan peningkatan kualitas SDM ataupun untuk referensi penelitian akan tetapi kita masih menemukan sulitnya mengaskses journal journal internasional yang nilai bobotnya lebih tinggi dari journal lokal, hal ini karena mahalnya biaya berlangganan situs-situs journal yang harus dibayar oleh perguruan tinggi.

Untuk itulah sebagai warganegara Indonesia yang baik yang konsen dengan dunia pendidikan dan peningkatan kualitas SDM Bangsa Ini. Saya berusaha untuk berbagi beberapa journal yang mungkin bisa digunakan untuk referensi tulisan sobat-sobat Indonesia.

Jika anda membutuhkan Journal Internasional, dan meminta saya untuk mencarikan dan mengirimkannya kepada sobat Indonesia. Saya akan berusaha sebisa yang saya mampu. Hanya pesan saya hati2 dalam menulis; salah-salah anda dituduh plagiat.

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Salam Sukses!
Agus Nugroho PS, S. Pd