The Effect of Interventional Education on Knowledge about Medical Documentation and Medical Ethics in the Residents of Arak University of Medical Sciences
Introduction: Medical documentation is a key element in patients’ care quality because of its role in recording patient’s status. Here we studied the effect of an interventional education program on Arak University of medical sciences residents about medical documentation and medical ethics.
Methods: The current report is a summary of an interventional study during an educational workshop on 83 residents. It included lectures and group discussions about medical documentation based on legal requirements for the documents and common practices. Using appropriate questionnaires, the knowledge of the residents on theoretical and practical aspects of the medical documentation was examined before and after the workshop. We analyze this information using SPSS16 statistical software for descriptive and inferential statistical indices and Wilcoxon test.
Results: The results showed significant changes in the knowledge of the participants.
Conclusions: As per most of previous studies, we have seen that training courses improve knowledge and performance in patients’ management. Therefore we are strongly suggesting training courses and workshops about document writing basics in medical educational curriculum.