Increasing PAs' awareness and understanding of self-help groups. An educational model

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Sanders, L. E.
Dicker, M. T.
Meissen, Gregory J.

Physician assistant (American Academy of Physician Assistants). 1995 Aug; 19(8): 66-8, 73-4.


A model for inclusion of information about self-help groups into a PA training program is provided based on the results of a study of 26 PA students enrolled in a patient-counseling class. Interactions with self-help groups yield more positive beliefs and greater intentions to collaborate with self-help groups than training programs that do not address self-help groups. The experiential component is also useful for increasing understanding of appropriate roles for professionals interacting with self-help groups.

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