Abhay Mudey, Meenakshi Khapre
Abstract: Background of study: CHCP is an innovative, inter-disciplinary and unique approach launched by DMIMS (DU) first time in India in 2011. The main aim of the program was to introduce a comprehensive health care approach in the community along with the development of team spirit in newly entered medical and Para-medical students (i.e. Medical, Dental and Nursing students). This study is designed to evaluate the perception in terms of benefits on academic and practical grounds according to students involved in the program. Methodology: A community based Cross sectional study, which was conducted from Feb to July. A comprehensive team comprised of 150 medical, 100 dental and 100 nursing students structured at the beginning of academic session and 5 families are allotted to each team of 3 medical +2 dental + 2 nursing students. One student representative from each health team is selected randomly for study. Hence the total participants will be 50 students. Result: CHCP had helped the students to understand the primary health care services (4.5 0.6) whereas Understanding and sensitising to rural health needs was (4.5 0.6), however Least agreement on understanding the natural history of diseases (2.5 1.1) through the programme. Conclusion: The program encourages empathy and understanding; motivates students to learn; encourage the student to gain in confidence; and gives them a greater knowledge of professional roles and responsibilities and the illnesses they need to recognise and treat.
Keywords: Comprehensive health, Community health care, primary care, Doorstep service