Cultivating a Surgeon: New Perspectives on Clinical Teaching

Cultivating a Surgeon: New Perspectives on Clinical Teaching

by L. de Cossart, Della Fish
     
 

This book offers a carefully argued approach to the postgraduate preparation of surgeons and doctors. At a time when surgical/medical education is undergoing profound change this text will prove an invaluable resource for those both reorganizing teaching programmes and those working with learning surgeons/doctors. Its title signals clearly the educational values and… See more details below

Overview

This book offers a carefully argued approach to the postgraduate preparation of surgeons and doctors. At a time when surgical/medical education is undergoing profound change this text will prove an invaluable resource for those both reorganizing teaching programmes and those working with learning surgeons/doctors. Its title signals clearly the educational values and principles upon which it is based.

It emphasizes what is involved in learning to be a surgeon and/or doctor who can engage in professional conduct and exercise professional judgement, as opposed to being trained in surgical/medical activities in order to demonstrate the behaviour expected by assessors.

It focuses on the clinical thinking, the professionalism and the knowledge base that underpins good surgical/medical practice. Its unique description of clinical thinking provides a logical and user friendly framework to support assessment in clinical practice.

It provides many examples and ideas which have been developed and refined over the past three years in partnership with a wide range of working surgeons and doctors in practical settings and in reflective seminars.

The authors have together brought to the production of this book a unique combination of a practising surgeon who is dedicated to the development of excellence in surgical practice, and a practising teacher educator who is dedicated to developing expertise in educational practice, particularly in clinical settings.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781903378267
Publisher:
tfm Publishing Limited
Publication date:
10/15/2005
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
7.06(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

Figures and tablesvi
Glossaryviii
Acknowledgementsx
About the authorsxii
Introduction: Our intentions for this bookxiv
Part 1The educational foundation for cultivating a thinking surgeon1
Chapter 1The significance of clinical practice in the education of a surgeon3
Chapter 2Professional values and the traditions of practice in surgery19
Chapter 3The importance in postgraduate medicine of educational values, principles and aims37
Chapter 4Nurturing the learner and supporting learning in the clinical setting53
Chapter 5Reflection: an essential means of learning in clinical settings71
Chapter 6Assessment and its role in education for clinical practice: an overview93
Resume and implications: From apprentice to professional: turning training into medical education119
Part 2Teaching, learning and assessing in surgical settings127
Introduction: Part 2128
Chapter 7Understanding and developing clinical thinking131
Chapter 8Assessing clinical thinking167
Chapter 9Exploring the knowledge base of surgical practice185
Chapter 10Assessing technical and operative procedures in the context of teaching and learning surgery211
Chapter 11Developing and enriching surgical teaching and learning through practitioner research233
Index253
References265

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