The present questionnaire study was conducted to examine how teachers in all Finnish medical faculties have included pain teaching in their courses for undergraduate medical students.
The study was planned to compare the existing education in Finland with the IASP curriculum on pain for medical schools.
In 1991 and 1995 the questionnaire was sent to a total of 135 and 130 university teachers, respectively.
The teachers were asked about the quantity and quality of their pain teaching.
Teachers'attitudes on pain related teaching were also examined.
A Finnish translation of the IASP curriculum was provided, and university teachers were asked to evaluate it and compare it with their current teaching.
The educational programs of all universities were also analyzed.
After completion of these surveys, representatives of teachers responsible for teaching of pain, and of medical students from all Finnish medical faculties were invited to a meeting to discuss methods for improving and developing education.
Completed questionnaires were received from 107 university teachers (78%) in 1991 and from 74 (60%) in 1995.
No printed curricula for pain education were found in any university and in all universities pain teaching was provided in an inconsistent way.
There were differences, yet statistically non-significant, between the faculties in the pain teaching.
No major differences were observed between the two questionnaires. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Douleur, Programme enseignement, Enseignement, Enseignant, Questionnaire, Finlande, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pain, Educational program, Teaching, Teacher, Questionnaire, Finland, Europe
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0255241
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 16/11/1999.