Availability of Education and Training for Medical Specialists about the Impact of Dementia on Comorbid Disease Management

Joseph Elias Ibrahim, Marie-Claire Davis

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Abstract

Individuals with dementia carry an additional health burden of multiple comorbid conditions. Effectively assessing and treating these comorbid conditions requires the medical specialist to be aware of, understand, and manage the effects of dementia on their clinical subspecialty practice. This ecological study describes the dementia-related education available to medical specialists in Australia outside the domains of geriatrics, neurology, and psychiatry. The dementia-related content of specialist medical training curricula and dementia-related information published in high-impact medical journals between 2000-2012 was reviewed. Dementia-related education was found to be absent from the training curricula for 14 of the medical specialties within Australia. And less than 0.10 (1,921 articles) of the more than two million articles published in the 138 journals assessed were dementia related
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)925 - 941
Number of pages17
JournalEducational Gerontology
Volume39
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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