Browsing by Author "Jennett, Penny"
Now showing 1 - 9 of 9
Results Per Page
- ItemOpen AccessCommunication skills training for neurology residents: feasibility, acceptability, perceived barriers, and impact(2006) Cooke, Lara Jane; Kurtz, Suzanne M.; Jennett, Penny; Brownell, Keith; Ainslie, MarthaThe research presented in this thesis describes the feasibility and acceptability of a longitudinal program in communication skills for neurology residents, and the program's design and implementation. It also explores neurologists' perspectives on communication skills locally and nationally. Data were abstracted from qualitative and quantitative sources. The results of this work demonstrate that it is possible to sustain a comprehensive communication skills program that is well-received by the participants, and that the program impacts how residents think about their communication skills in their day to day work. In the broader context of Canadian Neurology Training, it appears that few residency programs have communication curricula, and that this relates to program directors' perceptions that these curricula may not be necessary or possible. Local faculty members expressed similar views, which is in keeping with the finding that few faculty members were available to participate in the program in Calgary.
- ItemOpen AccessDevelopment of the periodic review of systems: bridging the annual history and physical examinations(2004) Dougherty, Stephen; Jennett, PennyWithin the clinical interview, the general review of systems has four main objectives: to evaluate the past and present health of each body system, to double check for omitted patient information from the present illness, to promote healthy living and offer patient education. Medical students have difficulty learning this interview section through its focused use of questions that could relate to a multitude of possible medical symptoms. Educators strive to assist students organize their knowledge and enhance their communication skills. The quality of patient data is related to the type of questions that are asked. The PROS concept was created as fourteen different questions, with clinical content validated by the medical literature, that review major medical diseases and their illness effects, blending medical and patient centered approaches. This research tested the feasibility and reliability of the PROS instrument with first year medical students who used this format as part of their clinical interview with simulated patients (SPs) at the University of Calgary. Data collection occurred through videotaped student interviews that involved nine different medical case scenarios. The evaluation assessed the completeness of questions, the scope of added clinical content, the performance time and the understanding ability of SPs to correctly answer the PROS questions based upon their clinical scripts. Results were favorable on these four measures, supporting the PROS as a valuable clinical instrument. Its potential application towards teaching medical trainees, implementation into clinical practice, and proposed future research suggest worthwhile promise for furthering its development.
- ItemOpen AccessHealth Telematics Unit Global e-Health Research and Training Program: Academic Annual Report 2003(Health Telematics Unit, 2003-04) Jennett, Penny
- ItemOpen AccessHealth Telematics Unit Telehealth Program: Annual Report 2000(Health Telematics Unit, 2000-04) Jennett, Penny
- ItemOpen AccessHealth Telematics Unit: Global e-Health Research and Training Program: Academic Annual Report 2002(Health Telematics Unit, 2002-04) Jennett, Penny
- ItemOpen AccessThe Multimedia Database Initiative: The Health/Education Cluster Project - Year 2(University of Calgary, 2001-12-24) Jennett, Penny; Katz, Larry; Hunter, Bill; Hawes, DaveThe project represents the collaborative merging of knowledge, expertise, and resources across faculties, and has provided those involved with experience in building and using learning objects and repositories, and facilitated the sharing of this experience with other international, national, provincial, and local e-health learning initiatives. The project has allowed HEC team and its collaborators to collectively reach into the future and to move into the forefront of e-learning research.
- ItemOpen AccessThe Socioeconomic impact of telehealth: Results from systematic literature review.(2002-09) Ohinmaa, Arto; Jennett, Penny; Hailey, David; Scott, Richard; Thomas, RogerPresentation content includes determinants of socioeconomic indicators; quality of economic analysis criteria and perspective of the economic analysis; research strategy; selection of sub-specialties for closer assessment; and initial results from pediatrics, mental health and radiology.
- ItemOpen AccessTelehealth in rural/remote Yukon communities: five case studies(2004) Siedlecki, Jacqueline Barbara; Jennett, Penny
- ItemOpen AccessTraditional versus simulator-based small group teaching: a comparative study with third year undergraduate medical students(2004) McKenzie, Leanna Sue; Jennett, Penny