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Case-Based Pain Curriculum Used in Canadian Schools

Case-Based Pain Curriculum Used in Canadian Schools

MONTREAL--A recent survey of the 16 Canadian medical schools showed that only one, McGill Uni-versity, recorded more than 20 formal teaching hours in palliative care, and five schools had less than 5 hours, Neil MacDonald, MD, said at the congress.

To improve this situation, a palliative care curriculum has been developed that includes a manual of cases that feed back and illustrate the curriculum. "We feel this is important because medical schools are going to small-group, case-based teaching," said Dr. MacDonald, of the Clinical Research Institute of Montreal.

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