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Are they safe in there? - Patient safety and trainees in the practice.
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PMID:  22276280     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Background Due to the projected increase of medical graduates and general practice registrars, a rapid increase in new trainers and practices is required. The resulting mix of relatively inexperienced trainers and trainees makes the examination of the important question of patient safety even more pertinent. Objective To describe practical techniques that look beyond the door of the closed consulting room to detect unconscious incompetence in trainees. Discussion Trainees can both be conscious of their incompetence and ask for help, or unconscious of their incompetence. Many articles have been written on teaching trainees who ask for help, but it is the trainee who does not ask for help who may be at most risk of serious problems, and therefore compromise patient safety. Formative assessment and feedback should be used to empower trainees as self-regulated learners. There are seven principles of good feedback practice that help develop self-regulation. This article provides practical teaching tips for supervisors in general practice.
Patrick D Byrnes; Margaret Crawford; Brittany Wong
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian family physician     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0300-8495     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust Fam Physician     Publication Date:    2012 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0326701     Medline TA:  Aust Fam Physician     Country:  Australia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  26-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
MBBS, FRACGP, is Senior Lecturer, Discipline of General Practice, University of Queensland and a general practitioner, Bundaberg, Queensland.
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