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Committing to patient-centred medical education


Barr, J and Ogden, K and Rooney, K, Committing to patient-centred medical education, The Clinical Teacher, 11, (7) pp. 503-506. ISSN 1743-4971 (2014) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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Copyright 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

DOI: doi:10.1111/tct.12196


Background: Regular encounters of patients and medical students in a managed and structured consultation format, to focus on partnership in health care and chronic illness management, can address the student learning and professional development requirements facing contemporary medical education.

Context: To engage and maintain such a strategy demands commitment and a belief in the importance of patient-centred medicine. The mechanism by which the Launceston Clinical School, University of Tasmania, has embraced this challenge over 8 years is the Patient Partner Program (P3).

Innovation: Acknowledged as a program that enhances student learning, P3 features learning objectives that integrate the capabilities of managing the consultative craft and foster the growth of practitioners skilled in patient engagement.

Implications: The possibility for the development of insights into patient experiences, doctor-patient relationships and broader health care perspectives arise from such interactions. Additionally, P3 is a beacon of university-community engagement for medical schools, and therefore provides a platform for future research into students' learning with community patients, and the impact on patients engaged in such educational program. This article outlines the approach, impact and challenges of our medical school's commitment to patient-centred education. Regular encounters of patients and medical students can address the student learning and professional development requirements.

Item Details

Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Barr, J (Mrs Jenny Barr)
UTAS Author:Ogden, K (Dr Kathryn Ogden)
UTAS Author:Rooney, K (Associate Professor Kim Rooney)
ID Code:98291
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2015-02-10
Last Modified:2015-06-10

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