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General characteristics and experiences of specialized standardized patients: breast teaching associate professionals.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12243215     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Standardized patients and teaching associates provide, reinforce, and evaluate the teaching of clinical skills to students and health care providers. As new needs and roles emerge for this method of teaching and evaluation, information is needed for recruitment, training, and retention. METHODS: This article addresses the general characteristics and experiences of 12 Breast Teaching Associate Professionals (BTAPs) in a two-year NCI-funded study aimed to improve breast cancer screening practices of rural primary health care providers in Eastern Arkansas. RESULTS: Areas of focus are demographic characteristics, motivations for serving as BTAPs, their perceptions of the advantages and disadvantages of the BTAP role, and the influence or impact the role had on their own health behaviors or personal lives. CONCLUSION: The evolving commitment to the value of this method of teaching and to health care education on this campus became stronger for many of the women as participation continued into other projects with further learning and specialization.
Elizabeth Ann Coleman; Susan M Hardin; Janet E Lord; Jeanne K Heard; Mary J Cantrell; Sharon K Coon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0885-8195     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cancer Educ     Publication Date:  2002  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-09-23     Completed Date:  2003-01-31     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8610343     Medline TA:  J Cancer Educ     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  121-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, College of Nursing, Little Rock 72205, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Allied Health Personnel / education*
Breast Neoplasms / diagnosis*
Clinical Competence*
Education, Medical / organization & administration*
Faculty, Medical
Mass Screening
Medical Oncology / education*
Patient Education as Topic / methods
Patient Selection
Physical Examination
Preceptorship / methods
Program Evaluation
Rural Health Services

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