Academic Psychiatry

, Volume 24, Issue 2, pp 77–84

A Cultural Sensitivity Training Workshop for Psychiatry Residents

  • Sheila LoboPrabhu
  • Carolyn King
  • Ronald Albucher
  • Israel Liberzon
Research Article
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Abstract

Efforts have been made to develop a core curriculum for cultural sensitivity training for psychiatry residents. There is a lack of literature reporting effectiveness of various teaching modalities for such training. The authors report their experience with a 4-hour pilot workshop to teach psychiatry residents ethnic and cultural issues in patient care. Pretest and posttest questionnaires were designed to measure residents’ knowledge of cultural issues. There was statistically significant improvement in performance on questionnaires after the workshop (F = 30.6; P<0.001). Further studies are necessary to examine teaching modalities in residency education.

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© Academic Psychiatry 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sheila LoboPrabhu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Carolyn King
    • 1
  • Ronald Albucher
    • 1
  • Israel Liberzon
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  3. 3.VA Medical CenterAnn ArborUSA

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