Mixed methods evaluation of an international internet-based continuing medical education course for pediatric HIV providers in Pune, India

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2011-04-09
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Education for Health
Context: Studies of HIV care in Pune, a high-HIV-prevalence city in India, have shown that a significant proportion of practitioners were not adhering to national guidelines due to inadequate awareness and understanding. Objectives: This study examined the effectiveness of a pilot Internet-based...

The organization and implementation of community-based education and service programs for health worker training institutions in Uganda

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2011-03-09
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BMC International Health and Human Rights
Background: Community-based education (CBE) is part of the training curriculum for most health workers in Uganda. Most programs have a stated purpose of strengthening clinical skills, medical knowledge, communication skills, community orientation of graduates, and encouragement of graduates to work...

Perceptions and valuations of community-based education and service by alumni at Makerere University College of Health Sciences

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2011-03-09
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BMC International Health and Human Rights
Background: Training of health professionals can be deliberately structured to enhance rural recruitment by exposing the trainees to the realities of rural life and practice through Community-Based Education and Service (COBE) programs. Few studies have surveyed the alumni of these programs to...

High risk for occupational exposure to HIV and utilization of post-exposure prophylaxis in a teaching hospital in Pune, India

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2008-10-21
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BMC Infectious Diseases
Background: The risk for occupational exposure to HIV has been well characterized in the developed world, but limited information is available about this transmission risk in resource-constrained settings facing the largest burden of HIV infection. In addition, the feasibility and utilization of...

Nurses’ health education program in India increases HIV knowledge and reduces fear

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2007-11-30
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Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
Few health care facilities are adequately prepared to manage and care for HIV/AIDS patients in India. Nurses play a critical role in patient care but are often ill-equipped to deal with their own fears of occupational risk and handle the clinical aspects of HIV/AIDS care, leading to stigma and...

U.S. medical resident familiarity with national tuberculosis guidelines

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2007-08-02
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BMC Infectious Diseases
Background: The ability of medical residents training at U.S. urban medical centers to diagnose and manage tuberculosis cases has important public health implications. We assessed medical resident knowledge about tuberculosis diagnosis and early management based on American Thoracic Society...

Baseline duty hours recorded with time-cards: a pre-regulation study of internal medicine residents

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2006-07-15
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Medical Education
Objective: The acquisition of data on resident duty hours has been largely dependent on self-report surveys collected in the surgical literature. We sought to implement and describe a simple method for monitoring internal medicine resident duty hours by using time-cards. Design: In 2002, internal...

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Hospitals and Health Care in India

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2012-07-31
Gupta, A. Hospitals and Health Care in India. Medical and Educational Perspectives: Medical Design Initiative Seminar. Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Baltimore, MD.

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