Initiation of an effective neurology resident ethics curriculum.

Department of Neurology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 48202, USA.
Neurology (Impact Factor: 8.3). 06/2004; 62(10):1897-8. DOI: 10.1212/01.WNL.0000125252.41096.59
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ABSTRACT The authors' neurology residency program used a case-based curriculum developed by the American Academy of Neurology's Ethics, Law and Humanities Committee to provide a resident education course in ethics. A pretest and post-test were developed and administered. A survey was completed at the end of the course to evaluate resident satisfaction. Post-test scores improved an average of 19% and this increase was significant (p < 0.0004). Residents found the course useful for their education and the time commitment acceptable.

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