Cinemeducation: A Comprehensive Guide to Using Film in Medical Education

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Highly Commended in the 2005 BMA Medical Book Competition Cinemeducation: a comprehensive guide to the use of film in medical education provides the medical and graduate educator with an innovative and effective cinema based curriculum useful for teaching a broad array of topics. The book contains thirty chapters that address important areas in medical education such as chronic illness disabilities chemical dependency cultural diversity mental disorders and the doctor patient relationship. It catalogues over 450 scenes from 125 popular movies on video and includes a rationale for the importance of the subject description of the movie and scene counter number for finding the scene relevant trigger questions for leading group discussion and related readings. An exhaustive appendix lists a host of additional movies relevant for teaching but not cited in the text. 'Cinemeducation a comprehensive guide to using film in medical education is a marvellous tool that is entirely user friendly. Alexander Lenahan and Pavlov have captured an amazing array of significant small scenes from a large variety of films cameos illustrating crucial moments and interactions.
They have not only organized these scenes into topics that focus on individual and family life cycles specific clinical entities the doctor/patient relationship and a variety of special populations but they provide specific discussion questions that can be used to help learners process the experience. The range of films that are included is comprehensive and with exact counter numbers provided simplify the task of the medical educator to plan and present meaningful sessions. I know how hard it sometimes is to capture learners' attention and break through the reluctance to deal with uncomfortable situations. Using the material that can be found in this volume we will all have a much easier and successful time.' Marian R. Stuart in the foreword
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