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    A Survey of Medical Schools\u27 Disability Curricula

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    It is a well established problem that people with disabilities (PWD), as with many other groups disadvantaged by social inequities, often receive suboptimal care from health care providers. The root cause of this inequity in care can be traced to a lack of training in dealing with PWD for health care providers. Barriers result from issues of communication, knowledge of resources available, access to clinics/hospitals, difficulty using diagnostic equipment (exam tables, scales, mammography, etc) and attitudes towards PWD. Despite numerous reports outlining this issue and calls to action to address deficiencies in the care of PWD, few medical schools currently address the care of patients with disabilities in their curriculum. This poster provides a survey of disability curricula in medical schools and a summary of their content/approach and effectiveness.https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/hslic-posters-presentations/1058/thumbnail.jp

    Caring for People with Disabilities Perspectives in Medicine Fall 2014

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    Scholarly Communications Journal Club Syllabus

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    This Medical Library Association Journal Club was conducted at the Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center at the University of New Mexico from August 2015 - May 2016. Ten topics within scholarly communications were studied, including an introduction and background to scholarly communications, academic publishing and the role of publishers, digital curation and preservation, copyright, open access and the role of peer review, scholarly communication in libraries, scholarly impact and metrics, and open educational resources (OERs). The readings for each topic are included, many of which are open access publications

    Different paths to the modern state in Europe: the interaction between domestic political economy and interstate competition

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    Theoretical work on state formation and capacity has focused mostly on early modern Europe and on the experience of western European states during this period. While a number of European states monopolized domestic tax collection and achieved gains in state capacity during the early modern era, for others revenues stagnated or even declined, and these variations motivated alternative hypotheses for determinants of fiscal and state capacity. In this study we test the basic hypotheses in the existing literature making use of the large date set we have compiled for all of the leading states across the continent. We find strong empirical support for two prevailing threads in the literature, arguing respectively that interstate wars and changes in economic structure towards an urbanized economy had positive fiscal impact. Regarding the main point of contention in the theoretical literature, whether it was representative or authoritarian political regimes that facilitated the gains in fiscal capacity, we do not find conclusive evidence that one performed better than the other. Instead, the empirical evidence we have gathered lends supports to the hypothesis that when under pressure of war, the fiscal performance of representative regimes was better in the more urbanized-commercial economies and the fiscal performance of authoritarian regimes was better in rural-agrarian economie

    Different Paths to the Modern State in Europe: The Interaction between Domestic Political Economy and Interstate Competition

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    Finishing the euchromatic sequence of the human genome

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    The sequence of the human genome encodes the genetic instructions for human physiology, as well as rich information about human evolution. In 2001, the International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium reported a draft sequence of the euchromatic portion of the human genome. Since then, the international collaboration has worked to convert this draft into a genome sequence with high accuracy and nearly complete coverage. Here, we report the result of this finishing process. The current genome sequence (Build 35) contains 2.85 billion nucleotides interrupted by only 341 gaps. It covers ∼99% of the euchromatic genome and is accurate to an error rate of ∼1 event per 100,000 bases. Many of the remaining euchromatic gaps are associated with segmental duplications and will require focused work with new methods. The near-complete sequence, the first for a vertebrate, greatly improves the precision of biological analyses of the human genome including studies of gene number, birth and death. Notably, the human enome seems to encode only 20,000-25,000 protein-coding genes. The genome sequence reported here should serve as a firm foundation for biomedical research in the decades ahead

    The Art and Science of Searching and Managing the Medical Literature

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    Knowing when and how to use a particular database or resource can be challenging. This syllabus describes a medical school elective focused on strategies and techniques needed for effectively searching the medical literature. In addition to an emphasis on search skills, learners are introduced to a number of resources they can use in a variety of situations/settings. Learners are introduced to personal file management software (RefWorks) to help manage citations and create bibliographies. Small group and one-on-one activities provide multiple opportunities to practice and hone literature search skills. Students working on a research project or in the clinical setting will get the most benefit from this elective

    Art & Science of Searching

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    Instructor syllabus describing inofrmation literacy course content embedded in clinical experiential rotation for fourth year pharmacy students

    Considerations in Caring for Adults with Physical Disabilities

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    Most able bodied people are unaware of the daily challenges facing adults with disabilities. People with disabilities comprise a significant portion of the population. These individuals are likely to utilize health care services frequently due to co-morbidities and issues related to aging with a disability. This syllabus outlines a course elective developed for medical students. The course is intended to provide learners with a broader understanding of the experiences of adults with disabilities and learn some techniques for improving health care interactions with physically disabled patients
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