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Essential Guide to Generic Skills

ISBN: 978-1-4051-3973-1
256 pages
October 2006, BMJ Books
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This is a vital text to help you with the competency assessment in the UK Foundation Programme giving practical advice in an easy to follow format.

It advises new doctors on note-keeping, time management/organisation, communicating with colleagues, the structure of the NHS, and how to deal with the ethical and legal issues they face when on-call.

Also looks at emotional intelligence, learning styles or how different personality types can work together more effectively.

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Part 1 Clinical and Communication skills .

1 Professionalism.

2 The consultation.

3 Health promotion.

4 Clinical reasoning.

5 Communication with colleagues.

6 Medical records.

7 Prioritising time.

Part 2 Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare .

8 Capacity and consent.

9 The Mental Health Act and common law.

10 Confidentiality.

11 Death certification and the coroner.

12 Fitness to drive.

13 Adult and child protection.

14 Ethical principles in healthcare.

15 Advance directives.

16 End of life issues.

17 NHS complaints procedure.

Part 3 Clinical Governance and Patient Safety.

18 Why things go wrong.

19 Human factors.

20 Safe prescribing.

21 Infection control.

22 Use of evidence and guidelines.

23 Audit.

Part 4 Teaching and Training.

24 Learning about learning.

25 Teaching large groups.

26 Teaching small groups.

27 Presentations.

28 Teaching a skill.

29 How to give feedback.

30 How doctors are assessed.

Index

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Dr Nicola Cooper, MRCP, Specialist Registrar in General Internal Medicine and Care of the Elderly, Yorkshire, UK

Dr Kirsty Forrest, FRCA, Consultant in Anaesthesia, The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Yorkshire, UK

Dr Paul Cramp, MRCP FRCA, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Yorkshire, UK

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Vital text to aid competency assessment in the UK Foundation Programme




    • Includes knowledge skills and attitudes for new doctors on note-keeping, time management/organisation, communicating with colleagues, the structure of the NHS, and how to deal with the ethical and legal issues they face when on-call
    • Also looks at emotional intelligence, learning styles and how different personality types can work together more effectively
    • Gives practical advice in an easy to follow format
    See More

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