Book review: Transforming Medical Education for the 21st Century
Transforming Medical Education for the 21st Century: Megatrends, priorities and change
George R Lueddeke, Consultant in Higher and Medical Education Development
Foreword by Manuel M Dayrit, Director, Department of Human Resources for Health, World Health Organization
Radcliffe Publishing London 2012 ISBN-13: 978 184619 969 1
I wholeheartedly recommend this book for anyone interested in the future provision of health and social care in ways that are equitable, sustainable and evidence based.
This is an important book for three reasons:
- Firstly, there is a global need to understand how we can provide high-quality affordable healthcare at a time when fiscal pressure is immense.
- Secondly, the ageing population and ageing healthcare workforce represent a megatrend and present us with a grand challenge – how to meet a growing need for people with co-morbidities and long-term conditions?
- Thirdly, the future shape of the workforce is likely to need a radical rethink if we are to provide high-quality services for patients, service users and citizens, and this will inevitably mean a major shift in our approach to medical education and healthcare service provision.
‘…an authoritative and persuasive rallying call to everyone involved in healthcare education, training, and service provision to engage in a mature debate and focus on the needs of people rather than professions.’
Peter Sharp, CEO, CfWI
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