Paediatric trainee supervision: Management changes and perceived education value

Show simple item record Van Den Boom, M en Pinnock, R en Weller, Jennifer en Reed, P en Shulruf, Boaz en 2016-09-16T00:54:12Z en 2012-07 en
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 48(7):567-571 Jul 2012 en
dc.identifier.issn 1034-4810 en
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dc.description.abstract Aim: Supervision in postgraduate training is an under-researched area. We measured the amount, type and effect of supervision on patient care and perceived education value in a general paediatric service. Method: We designed a structured observation form and questionnaire to document the type, duration and effect of supervision on patient management and perceived education value. Results: Most supervision occurred without the paediatrician confirming the trainee's findings. Direct observation of the trainee was rare. Management was changed in 30% of patients seen on the inpatient ward round and in 42% of the patients discussed during the chart reviews but not seen by the paediatrician. Management was changed in 48% of the cases when the paediatrician saw the patient with the trainee in outpatients but in only 21% of patients when the patient was but not seen. Changes made to patient management, understanding and perceived education value, differed between inpatient and out patient settings. There was more impact when the paediatrician saw the patient with the trainee in outpatients; while for inpatients, the opposite was true. Trainees rated the value of the supervision more highly than their supervisors did. Trainees' comments on what they learnt from their supervisor related almost exclusively to clinical knowledge rather than professional behaviours. Conclusions: We observed little evidence of supervisors directly observing trainees and trainees learning professional behaviours. A review of supervisory practices to promote more effective learning is needed. Communicating to paediatricians the value their trainees place on their input could have a positive effect on their engagement in supervision. © 2012 Paediatrics and Child Health Division (Royal Australasian College of Physicians). en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health en
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dc.title Paediatric trainee supervision: Management changes and perceived education value en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2012.02434.x en
pubs.issue 7 en
pubs.begin-page 567 en
pubs.volume 48 en
dc.identifier.pmid 22758897 en
pubs.end-page 571 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 358801 en Medical and Health Sciences en School of Medicine en Cent Medical & Hlth Sci Educat en
dc.identifier.eissn 1440-1754 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2012-10-15 en
pubs.dimensions-id 22758897 en

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