Nancy Breen Ruddy

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OBJECTIVE To explore how students learn in community-based family physicians' offices from the student's point of view. METHOD Each student completing a community-based family medicine clerkship wrote a "critical incident" narrative about an event that was particularly educational. A coding system was developed by a multidisciplinary research team and(More)
This paper highlights the difficulties facing medical and mental health professionals in helping families in which there is violence. Emphasis is placed on how domestic violence presents in primary care medical settings. Physician and patient characteristics that interfere with domestic violence detection are reviewed. A role is outlined for psychologists(More)
(Fam Med 2006;38(7):469-71.) Editor’s Note: In this month’s column, Terry Shlimbaum, MD, and Nancy Ruddy, PhD, of the Hunterdon Medical Center Family Residency Program, Flemington, NJ, propose the “A”s and “Ex”s model to help teachers and learners remember important elements in a patient encounter that contribute to both physician and patient satisfaction.(More)
Integrating behavioral health into primary healthcare offers multiple advantages for patients and health professionals. This model requires a new skill set for all healthcare professionals that is not emphasized in current educational models. The new skills include interprofessional team-based care competencies and expanded patient care competencies. Health(More)
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