This media-rich, online module was created through the collaborative efforts of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Drexel University College of Medicine, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine as part of NIDA’s Centers of Excellence for Physician Information.
This 1- to 2-hour module includes a small-group discussion where learners share and reflect on experiences with patients who have had problems with either substance use or abuse. Question prompts and sample videos are provided to assist with the facilitation of this discussion. A series of role-plays are then acted out which focus on screening and interventions. A facilitator’s guide and content manual are provided.
By the end of this session, learners will be able to:
- Describe the essential components of the medical model of substance use disorders.
- Delineate the interviewing skills necessary to screen effectively for substance use and abuse.
- Understand the high rate of psychiatric and medical comorbidity and more effectively screen patients for these disorders.
- Demonstrate skills for evaluating patients’ stage of change, readiness to accept the diagnosis, and readiness to undertake behavior change.
- Clearly and supportively recommend treatment to patients with substance use disorders.
- Describe the skills required for addiction prevention counseling.
- Define the skills that help set respectful limits on patient requests for prescription medication.
- Demonstrate awareness of how physician/clinician attitudes toward patients with substance use disorders impact recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of patients.
- Exhibit knowledge of substance use disorder treatment standards and the ability to recommend appropriate referrals.
None to report.
This was created through the collaborative efforts of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Drexel University College of Medicine, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine as part of NIDA’s Centers of Excellence for Physician Information using Federal Government funds.
Daetwyler C, Schindler B, Novack D, Lanken P. Building and Assessing a National Online Curriculum on “The Clinical Assessment of Substance Use Disorders". Presented at: MedBiquitous Annual Conference; May 5, 2011; Baltimore, MD.
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