Women’s Health Issues in Military Veterans: Standardized Patient Cases in Motivational Interviewing

Date of Review: March, 2019

This resource focuses on women’s health education and training in motivational interviewing for VA healthcare providers who may previously have cared for a predominantly male patient population. The materials include an overview of the curriculum, a detailed course packet with didactic information regarding military sexual trauma and motivational interviewing principles, training information for SP cases, and all materials related to the specific SP cases. The resource may be helpful to those seeking additional methods of teaching trauma-informed care, particularly those working with veterans. The curriculum emphasizes open-ended, non-judgmental interviewing and provides curriculum leaders with additional resources to help standardized patients to portray military culture and language. — Brigid Dolan, MD, NCEAS

Corresponding Author’s Email:



University of Pittsburgh SOM, Dayton VA

Where Was the Curriculum Implemented?

Dayton, OH

Source of the Curriculum/Resource:


Outcomes that Have Been Reported for the Curriculum:

Learner Satisfaction or reaction

Self-reported learner behavior in a real patient setting

Outcome and Study Design:

Post Only

Level of Learner Assessment:

Appreciation of content/attitude assessment (self-reflection, blogging with rubric)

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