Anne Herrmann-Werner

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BACKGROUND This paper is an up-to-date systematic review on educational interventions addressing history taking. The authors noted that despite the plethora of specialized training programs designed to enhance students' interviewing skills there had not been a review of the literature to assess the quality of each published method of teaching history taking(More)
Modern technological devices supporting coping and management for patients with diabetes are increasingly popular and could be important healthcare tools. This review aimed to evaluate patient satisfaction and perceptions regarding these devices, examples of which include short message service reminder systems, online educational programs, and(More)
BACKGROUND Benefits of skills lab training are widely accepted, but there is sparse research on its long-term effectiveness. We therefore conducted a prospective, randomised controlled-trial to investigate whether in a simulated setting students trained according to a "best practice" model (BPSL) perform two skills of different complexity (nasogastral tube(More)
INTRODUCTION Medical professionalism is an increasingly important issue in medical education. The dissection course represents a profound experience for undergraduate medical students, which may be suitable to address competencies such as self-reflection and professional behavior. MATERIAL AND METHODS Based on a needs assessment, a seminar on medical(More)
OBJECTIVES A change in German licensing legislation imposed a portfolio for surgical clerks. We aimed to analyze whether the implementation of the portfolio changed the amount of clinical exposure and activities during surgical clerkships. DESIGN The study was conducted with a modified pre-post design at the University Hospital of Tuebingen, Germany.(More)
BACKGROUND Physical clinical examination is a core clinical competence of medical doctors. In this regard, digital rectal examination (DRE) plays a central role in the detection of abnormalities of the anus and rectum. However, studies in undergraduate medical students as well as newly graduated doctors show that they are insufficiently prepared for(More)
BACKGROUND Communication skills are essential in a patient-centred health service and therefore in medical teaching. Although significant differences in communication behaviour of male and female students are known, gender differences in the performance of students are still under-reported. The aim of this study was to analyse gender differences in(More)
The issue of communication in the doctor-patient-relationship is of uttermost importance and has additionally gained a central position in medical education ever since its importance has been stressed through the novellation of the German Medical Licensure Act in 2012 as well as within the GermanNational Catalogue of Learning Objectives. It is commonly(More)
BACKGROUND Patient chart review is the gold standard for detection of potential patient hazards (i.e. medication errors or failure to follow up actionable results) in both routine clinical care and patient safety research. However, advanced medical students' ability to read patient charts and to identify patient hazards is rather poor. We therefore(More)