Doing HIV Medicine in Southern Africa--What Does the Epidemic Teach US?(Original Articles) (Human Immunodeficiency Virus )

Doing HIV Medicine in Southern Africa–What Does the Epidemic Teach US?(Original Articles) (Human Immunodeficiency Virus )

As my grandmother used to say, ‘There are only two families in the world, the haves and the have-nots.’ (1) (Cervantes) In the last analysis it is not so much their subjects that the great teachers teach us as it is they themselves. (2) (Frederich Buechner) If the HIV epidemic has done Africa any good, […]

Making Health Literacy Real: Adult Literacy and Medical Students Teach Each Other (Brief Communications) (Report)

Making Health Literacy Real: Adult Literacy and Medical Students Teach Each Other (Brief Communications) (Report)

INTRODUCTION This paper reports a pilot project at Harvard Medical School (HMS) that taught medical students the importance of plain language communication by collaborating with adult literacy students. Classes provided students with patient-doctor communication experience and health information. After a lecture on health literacy and cross-cultural care, a librarian taught students where to find high-quality, […]

Evaluation of a Self-Paced Learning Module to Teach Responsible Literature Searching for Research (Report)

Evaluation of a Self-Paced Learning Module to Teach Responsible Literature Searching for Research (Report)

BACKGROUND The unanticipated death of a healthy research study volunteer at a major university highlighted the importance of a comprehensive and exhaustive literature review in conducting responsible research [1]. When this unfortunate event was investigated, it became evident that many researchers who perform literature searches have little guidance about what constitutes an appropriate or sufficient […]