Books

Cinemeducation: A Comprehensive Guide to Using Film in Medical Education

Edited by Matthew Alexander, Patricia Lenahan and Anna Pavlov

Radcliffe Publishing, Oxford, England; Seattle, Washington: 2005

ISBN # 1 85775 692 4

$52.00

This book provides medical and graduate educators with an innovative and effective cinema-based curriculum useful for teaching a broad array of topics. It is also useful for psychotherapists who wish to use cinema in their counseling as well as high school and college teachers who address psychological and social issues in their classrooms.

The book covers important areas in medical education such as chronic illness, disabilities, chemical dependency, cultural diversity, mental disorders and the doctor-patient relationship cataloguing over 450 scenes from 125 popular movies on video with relevant descriptions and trigger questions for leading group discussion.

Cinemeducation is a marvelous tool that is entirely user friendly. Alexander, Lenahan and Pavlov have captured an amazing array of significant small scenes from a large variety of films, cameos illustrating crucial moments and interactions. I know how hard it is to capture learners’ attention and to break through the reluctance to deal with uncomfortable situations.  Using the material that can be found in this volume we will all have a much easier and successful time”

– Marian R. Stuart in the foreword

“I expect that this book will stimulate a significant increase in the use of film clips in medical education, at medical schools, residencies and with continuing professional education

– Thomas L. Campbell in the foreword

Cinemeducation: A Comprehensive Guide to Using Film in Medical Education can be ordered directly from the publisher at (800) 247-6553 or by going directly to www.Amazon.co.uk . The book can also be ordered directly from your local bookstore by using the ISBN number.

Cinemeducation: Using Film and Other Visual Media in Graduate and Medical Education (Volume 2).

Edited by Matthew Alexander, Patricia Lenahan and Anna Pavlov.

Radcliffe Publishing, London, England; New York, New York: 2012.

ISBN – 13: 978 184619 507 5

$ 79.00

This book expands the scope of the previous book on cinemeducation by including chapters on the use of YouTube, television and music videos in graduate and medical education. It is extensive and international in scope, including multiple chapters written by physician educators on topics such as cardiology, cancer and sports medicine as well as chapters on mental health topics such as  the Myers Briggs Test, the Enneagram, loss and bereavement and burnout.

“This book is a welcome contribution that brings together an impressive number of enthusiasts who write about using films with illustrative clips to teach a wide variety of subjects ranging from what movies mean to the viewer and the teacher to family functioning and the impact of specific diseases. In so doing, the book encourages teachers and students alike not only to learn but also to have fun atthe same time”. Professor Susan Bailey, in her Foreword. “Everyone learns from movies. No other art form recreates life as vividly as film. This second edition of Cinemeducation greatly expands the scope of situations and experience by presenting an amazing array of films and other visual media for medical education. This book is a library unto itself and will serve as a valuable and fun resource for medical educators”.

– Dr. Joseph Scherger in his Foreword.

Cinemeducation: Using Film and Other Visual Media in Graduate and Medical Education can be ordered directly from the publisher at www.radcliffepublishing.com, by calling (800) 247-6553 or by ordering directly from your local bookstore by using the ISBN number.

Book Chapters

Alexander, M. A Day in the Life of a Cinemeducator, in Tischler, V. (Ed) Mental Health, Psychiatry and the Arts, 08/10; Radcliffe Publishing LTD, Oxford

Alexander, M. Anxiety and Depression. In: Sloane, P, Slatt, L, Kollisch, D, eds. Family Medicine: A Study Guide for Medical Students in the Clinical Years. Williams & Wilkins, 1992 – Revision, 81-86.

Alexander, M. Anxiety and Depression. In: Sloane, P, Slatt, L, Kollisch, D, eds. Family Medicine: A Study Guide for Medical Students in the Clinical Years. Williams & Wilkins, 1988, 81-86.

Peer Reviewed Articles

In refereed journals

McPherson, V., Alexander, M., Hall M. The Hateful Resident, Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 12/2013

Tapp H., Phillips, S., Waxman, D., Alexander, M., Brown R., Hall M. Multidisciplinary Team Approach to Improved Chronic Management for Diabetic Patients in an Urban Safety Net Ambulatory Care Clinic, Journal of the American Board of Family Medicien, 03/12-04/12, Vol. 25, No. 2, 1-2.

Alexander, M. The Couple’s Odyssey: Hollywood’s Take on Love Relationships, International Review of Psychiatry, 06/09; 21(3): 1-6.

Alexander, M. The Diving Bell and The Butterfly, Family Medicine, 2009; Vol. 41. No. 3: 215.

Alexander M. A Psychologist Collaborating with an In-Patient Family Medicine Service, Annals of Behavioral Science and Medical Education, 2008; Vol. 14, No. 1, 31-34.

Alexander M, Waxman D, White P. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape: A Case Study of Illness. Journal for Learning through the Arts: A Research Journal on Arts Integration in Schools and Communities. 2007; Vol.2: No.1, Article 13.

Alexander, M, Pavlov, A, Lenahan, P. Lights, Camera, Action: Using Film to Teach the ACGME Competencies. Family Medicine 2007;39(1):20-3.

Alexander, M. Finding Meaning in Serious Illness: The Hows and Whys of the Spiritual Meaning Interview. Annals of Behavioral Science and Medical Education 2006; 12(2): 81-3.

Burkhardt N, Roberts M, Alexander M, Dodds A. Communicating Effectively with Patients Suspected of Having Bulimia Nervosa. Journal of the American Dental Association 2005; 136(8):1130-37.
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Alexander M. The Doctor: A Seminal Video for Cinemeducation. Family Medicine 2002; 34(2):92-4.

Alexander M, Waxman D. Cinemeducation: Using Movies to Teach Family Systems. Families, Systems and Health 2001; 18(4):455-62.

Alexander M, Beatty L. Music Improves Emotional Awareness. Letter to the Editor, Family Medicine 1996; 28:318.

Hall M, Pettice Y, Robinson M, Alexander M. Teaching Smoking Cessation to Family Practice Residents: An Experiential Approach. Family Medicine 1996;28:331-6.

Alexander M. Cinemeducation: An Innovative Approach to Teaching Multi-Cultural Diversity in Medicine. Annals of Behavioral Science and Medical Education 1995;2(1):23-8.

Alexander M, Hall M, Pettice Y. Cinemeducation: An Innovative Approach to Teaching Psychosocial Medical Care. Family Medicine 1994;26:430-3.

Lockhart P, Alexander M, Pettice Y, Olson R. Behavioral Medicine Training in Postdoctoral Dental Education. Journal of Dental Education 1992;56(3):190-4.

Alexander M, Sigmon JL. Visiting Professor Series. Letter to the editor, The Journal of Family Practice 1991;33:449.

Alexander M, Lincourt J. Informed Consent, Psychological Stress and Noncompliance. Humane Medicine 1990;6:113-20.

Alexander M, Selby J, Calhoun L. Physician Attitude Toward Office-Based Non-Pharmacological Treatment of Anxiety. Family Medicine 1987;19:376-7.

Stokes D, Alexander M, Lewis J, Fischetti L, Rutledge AL. Difficulties in Family Practice Residency Training: A Training Model for Health Psychologists. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice 1987;18(6):629-33.