Neurologic and neuroscience education: Mitigating neurophobia to mentor health care providers.

Abstract:

:Neurologic disorders are among the most frequent causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Moreover, the current shortfall of neurologists is expected to worsen over the coming decade. As a consequence, many patients with neurologic disorders will be treated by physicians and primary care providers without formal neurologic training. Furthermore, a pervasive and well-described fear of neurology, termed neurophobia, has been identified in medical student cohorts, residents, and among general practitioners. In this article, members of the American Academy of Neurology A.B. Baker Section on Neurological Education review current guidelines regarding neurologic and neuroscience education, contextualize the genesis and the negative consequences of neurophobia, and provide strategies to mitigate it for purposes of mentoring future generations of health care providers.

journal_name

Neurology

journal_title

Neurology

authors

Sandrone S,Berthaud JV,Chuquilin M,Cios J,Ghosh P,Gottlieb-Smith RJ,Kushlaf H,Mantri S,Masangkay N,Menkes DL,Nevel KS,Sarva H,Schneider LD

doi

10.1212/WNL.0000000000006716

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2019-01-22 00:00:00

pages

174-179

issue

4

eissn

0028-3878

issn

1526-632X

pii

WNL.0000000000006716

journal_volume

92

pub_type

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