Useful Acronyms for Facilitators and Students
Some acronyms you may want to share with your group – analogies and acronyms are powerful learning tools because of the way our brain works (see Brain Based Pedagogy at our FD website http://www.oucom.ohiou.edu/fd/Brain%20Seminar%20Handout1.pdf).
ROPES For aspects of group dynamics:
Risk, Openness, Participation, Experience, Sensitivity.
SPERO For facilitating group discussions:
Sensitivity, Participation, Experience, Risk, Openness
HOPI For taking a patient history of the present illness:
History Of Present Illness.
COD2IERS For inquiries on present illness:
Chronology, Onset, Description/Duration, Intensity, Exacerbation, Remission, Social/psychological.
PMH For inquiries on past medical history:
Past Medical History
MMASH For inquiries on specific PMH.
Medical Illnesses, Medications, Allergies, Surgeries, Hospitalizations
P2QRSTU For information on complaints associated with pain:
Provoke/Palliate, Quality, Region/radiation, Severity, Temporal properties, Unusual Correlates
"VINDICATE+P" For identifying causal categories across body systems:
Vascular, Inflammatory/infectious, Neoplastic, Degenerative, Intoxication/toxic, Congenital, Allergic/autoimmune,
Traumatic, Endocrine/metabolic, and Psychosomatic
Handbook (pp. 13, 17-18, 20, 29-31) by J. Curry, 1991,