Experiences and preferences of general practitioners regarding continuing medical education: A qualitative study

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dc.contributor.author Goodyear-Smith, F. en
dc.contributor.author Whitehorn, M. en
dc.contributor.author McCormick, R. en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-19T04:27:46Z en
dc.date.available 2009-08-19T04:27:46Z en
dc.date.issued 2003 en
dc.identifier.citation New Zealand Medical Journal 116 (1172), 2003 en
dc.identifier.issn 1175-8716 en
dc.identifier.other eid=2-s2.0-0038622932 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/4650 en
dc.description An open access copy of this article is available and complies with the copyright holder/publisher conditions. en
dc.description.abstract Aim: To explore the experiences and preferences of general practitioners (GPs) regarding their continuing medical education (CME). Methods: Qualitative study using semi-structured interviews of twenty four GPs from Auckland and North Island rural areas assessing GPs' experiences and preferences. Results: The need for CME was emphasised. Primary themes identified were: the value of personal interaction; the perception that CME that did not involve personal interaction was adjunctive; an opportunistic rather than needs-based approach to learning; a preference for succinct, evidenced-based, GP-focused content; and lack of time as a major barrier to obtaining optimal CME. Conclusions: Interactive formats are generally preferred, but identification of which elements of interactive formats facilitate learning is not established. Most GPs do not direct their CME according to the adult learning model. The challenge for CME providers is to provide avenues to facilitate needs identification and self-directed learning. en
dc.publisher NZMA en
dc.relation.ispartofseries New Zealand Medical Journal en
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dc.title Experiences and preferences of general practitioners regarding continuing medical education: A qualitative study en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.subject.marsden Fields of Research::320000 Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.issue 1172 en
pubs.volume 116 en
dc.description.version VoR - Version of Record en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) en
dc.identifier.pmid 12740619 en
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