Improved medical care for the elderly: Intervening in medical education

Thomas F. Garrity, John F. Wilson, Frederick W. Hafferty

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It is the premise of this paper that certain instructional interventions in the medical school behavioral science curriculum will eventually improve the health care received by elderly patients. Four content areas for such intervention are reviewed: patient adherence to medication regimens, risk and management of psychosocial stress, responses to chronic illness, and doctor‐patient communication patterns. The final section describes research that supports the long‐term efficacy of such curricular interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)369-378
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Community Psychology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1984


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