Cultivating a Surgeon: New Perspectives on Clinical Teachingby L. de Cossart, Della Fish
Pub. Date: 10/15/2005
Publisher: tfm Publishing Limited
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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Table of Contents
|Figures and tables||vi|
|About the authors||xii|
|Introduction: Our intentions for this book||xiv|
|Part 1||The educational foundation for cultivating a thinking surgeon||1|
|Chapter 1||The significance of clinical practice in the education of a surgeon||3|
|Chapter 2||Professional values and the traditions of practice in surgery||19|
|Chapter 3||The importance in postgraduate medicine of educational values, principles and aims||37|
|Chapter 4||Nurturing the learner and supporting learning in the clinical setting||53|
|Chapter 5||Reflection: an essential means of learning in clinical settings||71|
|Chapter 6||Assessment and its role in education for clinical practice: an overview||93|
|Resume and implications: From apprentice to professional: turning training into medical education||119|
|Part 2||Teaching, learning and assessing in surgical settings||127|
|Introduction: Part 2||128|
|Chapter 7||Understanding and developing clinical thinking||131|
|Chapter 8||Assessing clinical thinking||167|
|Chapter 9||Exploring the knowledge base of surgical practice||185|
|Chapter 10||Assessing technical and operative procedures in the context of teaching and learning surgery||211|
|Chapter 11||Developing and enriching surgical teaching and learning through practitioner research||233|
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