Filming the family: a documentary film to educate clinicians about family caregivers of patients with brain tumors

Title

Filming the family: a documentary film to educate clinicians about family caregivers of patients with brain tumors

Creator

Rabow MW; Goodman S; Chang S; Berger M; Folkman S

Publisher

Journal Of Cancer Education

Date

2010

Subject

Humans; Physician-Patient Relations; Attitude of Health Personnel; caregivers; Brain Neoplasms/therapy; Inservice Training/methods; Medical Oncology/education; Motion Pictures as Topic; Neurosurgery/education

Description

The objective of this paper is to evaluate the educational value of a documentary film about family caregiving for patients with brain tumors. The method used in this study is a pre-post survey among neurosurgeons, neuro-oncologist, and other clinician viewers. Viewers evaluated the film highly and reported an intention to change their practice as a result of watching the film. Following viewing, participants felt more strongly that "all families of patients with brain cancers should meet with a social worker" (P = 0.01) and that "family caregivers greatly impact the health of patients" (P = 0.002), and they were less likely to believe that "supporting family caregivers is primarily someone else's job" (P = 0.009). A documentary film about family caregiving is an effective educational tool to increase awareness among neurosurgery/neuro-oncology clinicians about the importance and needs of family caregivers of patients with brain tumors.
2010

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

242-246

Issue

2

Volume

25

Citation

Rabow MW; Goodman S; Chang S; Berger M; Folkman S, “Filming the family: a documentary film to educate clinicians about family caregivers of patients with brain tumors,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed October 25, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/14422.

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