Warren J Ferguson
Affiliation: University of Massachusetts Medical School
- Culture, language, and the doctor-patient relationshipWarren J Ferguson
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts, Worchester 01655, USA
Fam Med 34:353-61. 2002..This review's goal was to determine how differences between physicians and patients in race, ethnicity and language influence the quality of the physician-patient relationship...
- Developing culturally competent community faculty: a model programWarren J Ferguson
Community Faculty Development Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester 01655, USA
Acad Med 78:1221-8. 2003..In summary, cultural competency training has been successfully integrated into an existing faculty-development program for community-based preceptors...
- Family medicine residency characteristics associated with practice in a health professions shortage areaWarren J Ferguson
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
Fam Med 41:405-10. 2009..We analyzed relationships between ambulatory training site and likelihood of practice in health professions shortage areas (HPSAs)...
- Weaving public health education into the fabric of a family medicine residencyStacy E Potts
UMass Worcester Family Medicine Residency, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605, USA
Am J Prev Med 41:S256-63. 2011..This paper describes the integration of public health and prevention education into a family medicine residency to help residents acquire the fundamental skills necessary to improve a population's health...
- Community health worker encounter forms: a tool to guide and document patient visits and worker performanceCeleste A Lemay
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
Am J Public Health 102:e70-5. 2012..We explored the benefits of using community health worker (CHW) encounter forms to collect data on patient interactions and assessed the effectiveness of these forms in guiding and directing interactions...
- Community health workers assisting patients with diabetes in self-managementJ Lee Hargraves
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
J Ambul Care Manage 35:15-26. 2012....
- Community preceptors' views of their identities as teachersSusan Starr
Department of Pediatrics and the Community Faculty Development Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
Acad Med 78:820-5. 2003..Identifying factors that enhance teacher identity may be helpful for the recruitment and retention of high-quality community faculty...
- Recruitment and retention of primary care physicians at community health centers: a survey of Massachusetts physiciansJudith A Savageau
Center for Health Policy and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Shrewsbury, MA 01545, USA
J Health Care Poor Underserved 22:817-35. 2011..Once a commitment is made to caring for CHC patients, if this commitment is sustained, retention is good...
- Professional language interpretation and inpatient length of stay and readmission ratesMary Lindholm
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
J Gen Intern Med 27:1294-9. 2012..Among hospitalized patients, these barriers may lead to higher readmission rates and longer hospitalizations. Trained interpreters help overcome communication barriers; however, interpreter usage among patients is suboptimal...
- Lessons learned from a collaborative to improve care for patients with diabetes in 17 community health centers, Massachusetts, 2006Celeste A Lemay
University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Ave N, Benedict Bldg, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
Prev Chronic Dis 7:A83. 2010..Our goal was to identify facilitators of and barriers to success reported by teams that participated in this collaborative...