Maren Ehrhardt

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OBJECTIVE To pilot-test feasibility, acceptance and learning-outcomes of a brief interdisciplinary communication skills training program in undergraduate medical education. METHODS A two-hour interdisciplinary communication skills program with simulated patients was developed and pilot-tested with clinical students at Hamburg University. Five psychosocial(More)
This paper presents the results of the evaluation of a new undergraduate curriculum at the Medical Faculty of Hamburg University. This curriculum is based on the new law on medical board certification of 2002, and was tested for the first time in the summer term of 2004. The results were compared with those obtained under the previous law. The data show a(More)
BACKGROUND There is, and will be a serious shortage of young primary care physicians in Germany. Initiatives at medical faculties focusing on primary care may increase the recruitment of young primary care physicians. OBJECTIVES The present report describes national and international university initiatives, as well as programs for the recruitment of(More)
A qualitative interview based study on ways of addressing and managing domestic violence (DV) by general practitioners (GPs) is presented. Problem centred semi-structured topic-guided interviews were conducted with 10 male and nine female GPs. Transcribed passages were analysed with the deductive approach of qualitative content analysis. Female doctors gave(More)
In several countries, general practitioners conduct post-mortem external examination (PMEE) and certify death in out-of-hospital cases. A possible lack of accuracy has been repeatedly criticised, although data on everyday practice of PMEE on outpatients are scarce. To evaluate medical practitioner’s competence, education and accuracy regarding PMEE, we(More)
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