Page published 10 March 2010
|Survey of undergraduate pain curricula for healthcare professionals in the United Kingdom – A short report.|
The British Pain Society has published a comprehensive survey of the curricula of eight healthcare professions across the United Kingdom. It argues pain education in undergraduate courses is inadequate preparation for professional practice. Treatment of pain requires a multidisciplinary approach, but undergraduates learn about pain management in narrow professional groups.
The survey concludes; teaching methods for pain education should encourage problem–solving, deeper learning and skill development rather than knowledge recall associated with surface learning. Students need to have the opportunity to learn together in a genuine interprofessional way, where they can gain an understanding of their roles in clinical practice.Related Links:
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