Caring for Kids... and Their Parents! is a series of modules designed to assist international medical graduates (IMGs) entering the U.S. medical education and health care systems with aspects of medical culture related to providing care for pediatric patients and interacting with their parents or caregivers. The series is certainly not exhaustive, but includes the areas in which IMGs most frequently have questions.
Each module includes:
- A brief narrative description of the topic and its implications
- Video scenarios demonstrating interactions and behaviors related to the topic. Some scenarios demonstrate model behaviors, while others clearly demonstrate inappropriate behaviors.
- An analysis of the scenarios that highlights specific aspects of the physician's interactions and behaviors. The analysis acknowledges model behaviors and proposes alternatives to poor behaviors.
- A set of discussion questions. Since the questions are designed to generate discussion (if being used in a group) or provide an opportunity for self reflection (if being used by an individual), answers are not provided.
- A script of the video scenarios
- Teen Confidentiality
- Internet Parents
- Child Abuse
- Connecting Through Kids’ Culture
ECHO also offers a similar set of modules on general aspects of medical practice but that also have relevance to pediatric and adolescent care: The One Dozen Most Important Things You May Not Have Known, Understood, or Realized About American Medicine.
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