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Medical Education on Alcohol Dependence: The Relative Impact of Cognitive, Attitudinal and Clinical Approaches

  • Marcus Grant (a1)
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Increasing attention continues to be paid to the discrepancy between the current performance of medical practitioners in dealing with alcohol dependence and the enormous potential which exists for early diagnosis and cost-effective treatment. This discrepancy has been noted in various government reports, in articles in the medical press and in the seminal report of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Alcohol and Alcoholism. One way of narrowing the gap between performance and potential would be through improvements in medical education. The purpose of this short paper is to review existing evaluated studies of medical education on alcohol dependence in order to discover whether any specific lessons emerge which might be useful in planning curriculum changes either at undergraduate or postgraduate level.

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