How confident are general practitioners in teaching medical students about ethical issues on general practice placements?

Sturman, Nancy and Saiepour, Nargess (2014) How confident are general practitioners in teaching medical students about ethical issues on general practice placements?. Australian Family Physician, 43 12: 880-883.

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Author Sturman, Nancy
Saiepour, Nargess
Title How confident are general practitioners in teaching medical students about ethical issues on general practice placements?
Journal name Australian Family Physician   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0300-8495
Publication date 2014-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 43
Issue 12
Start page 880
End page 883
Total pages 4
Place of publication East Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Publisher Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Background: Despite a paucity of evidence to guide teaching about medical professionalism and ethical issues, there is a widespread consensus that medical students should learn about these issues on clinical placements. Exploring the confidence of general practitioners (GPs) in teaching various topics will identify areas for further discussion, support and/or training.

Methods: A survey was developed and distributed to 65 teaching practices. Thirty-seven GPs responded by rating their confidence in teaching about 32 different ethical issues.

Results: Overall, GPs were confident in teaching about these issues. Confidence was lowest for doctors’ social and political responsibilities; ethical lapses in colleagues; impairment in colleagues; cross-cultural issues; and moral motivation, judgement, courage and sensitivity.

Discussion: Further training for GP teachers may be particularly useful in the important areas of impairment and lapses in colleagues, and cross-cultural issues. Uncertainty about the scope of doctors’ social and political responsibilities may limit GP confidence in teaching in these areas.
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