Journal article

Configurations for obtaining in-consultation assistance from supervisors in general practice training, and patient-related barriers to trainee help-seeking: a survey study

Nancy J Sturman, Amanda Tapley, Mieke L van Driel, Elizabeth G Holliday, Jean Ball, Andrew R Davey, Alison Fielding, Kristen FitzGerald, Neil A Spike, Parker J Magin

BMC Medical Education | BMC | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: General practice (GP) trainees may seek supervisor assistance to complete their patient consultations. This in-consultation assistance plays a key role in the supervisory oversight of trainees and in trainee learning. It may be obtained face-to-face, or using phone or messaging systems, and either in front of patients or outside their hearing. Trainee concerns about decreased patient impressions of their competence, and discomfort presenting patients within their hearing, act as barriers to seeking help during consultations. Little is known about the frequency and associations of trainee concerns about these patient-related barriers, or the various trainee-supervisor-patient conf..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The ReCEnT study from 2016 to 2019 was funded by an Australian Commonwealth Department of Health Research Grant and supported by GP Synergy, the general practice Regional Training Organisation for New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. GP Synergy is funded by the Australian Department of Health. The funder had no role in the analysis, writing of the paper, or the decision to publish.