1. Medical students’ conceptions of professionalism: analysing concept maps

    ABSTRACT: Few studies have explored medical students’ understandings of professionalism and to our knowledge, none have used mind maps as a source of data for qualitative analysis. In this seminar we will discuss the joint project of two Centres for Medical Education (in Łódź and Dundee) aimed at the analysis of mind maps presenting students’ understandings of academic and medical professionalism and their interrelations. We will discuss this project both from the perspective of its outcomes, newly generated knowledge and impact on teaching, learning and assessing professionalism and from the perspective of the data analysis process to form the foundations for the following workshop.

    BIOGRAPHY: Dr Janusz Janczukowicz, MD PhD FHEA, is Head of the Centre for Medical Education at the Medical University of Łódź in Poland. He combines his background in medicine, medical education and a PhD in neurosciences to focus his current professional activities on medical and academic professionalism, social competence, and diversity and inclusiveness in medical education. He is a member of the AMEE Executive Committee and Research Committee and a member of the Best Evidence Medical Education Review Editorial Committee.

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  2. ABSTRACT: Workplace bullying is a persistent problem in the NHS, with significant negative implications for individuals, teams and organisations. Evidence of the negative effects on patient safety and quality of care is also growing, and a bullying culture has been identified as a significant issue in investigations into poor practice and patient care at failing NHS Trusts. This seminar will present research findings on the prevalence and impact of bullying between staff, and barriers to reporting bullying. The results of a realist review of interventions to prevent and manage bullying will also be presented, highlighting the critical role of leaders and managers in addressing negative behaviours in the workplace.

    BIOGRAPHY: Jan Illing is Professor of Medical Education and Co-Director of the Centre for Medical
    Education Research at Durham University, Director of Research for the School of Medicine, Pharmacy
    and Health and Acting Executive Director of the Wolfson Research Institute at Durham University, UK.
    Jan has a range of research interests, including medical transitions, professionalism, revalidation and
    workplace bullying in the NHS and longitudinal placements in general practice. Jan has undertaken a
    range of studies that have influenced national and local policy including the new edition of the GMC’s
    Tomorrow’s Doctors. In 2014, Jan and her team were commissioned by the Department of Health to
    undertake a three year study on the Educational Outcomes Framework, exploring how education and
    training is linked to patient benefit.

    Madeline Carter is Associate Director at the Centre for Medical Education Research at Durham University.
    Madeline’s research has investigated workplace bullying in the NHS, professionalism in healthcare,
    selection, and the quality and delivery of medical education; often working in partnership with NHS
    organisations. Her research interests are focused on applying principles and methods from organisational
    psychology to the workplace, with the aim of informing policy and practice in healthcare.

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  3. ABSTRACT: There is a growing trend towards the professionalisation of medical education with an expectation for the accreditation of medical educators by the regulatory bodies. The number of award bearing programmes in medical education is steadily increasing, but there has been limited research on their influence and effectiveness. This seminar presents the research findings on the impact of postgraduate qualifications in medical education on graduates’ professional identity, educational scholarship and career progression. A conceptual framework built on an increased understanding of the identity development of healthcare educators will be presented.

    Biography: Ahsan Sethi is a PhD Student and Tutor at the Centre for Medical Education, University of Dundee. He qualified as a dentist from Pakistan in 2008 and has a Master’s in Public Health. In 2011, he was awarded a scholarship, under HEC funded project ‘Development of Khyber Medical University, Pakistan’ in Medical Education at the University of Dundee. He completed his Masters in Medical Education from CME and is currently pursuing a PhD. He is also a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and the Member of Academy of Medical Educators, UK. He has interests in sociocultural theories of learning and identity development
    and has utilised mixed methods approach underpinned by the pragmatism paradigm in his education research. His doctoral research explores the impact of postgraduate qualifications in medical education on graduates’ professional identities and career pathways.

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  4. ABSTRACT: Limited evidence suggests that some medical students experience communication-related anxiety such as social anxiety, and that students who are publicly self-conscious can find clinical communication training methodology anxiety provoking. Previous work in a small sample of medical students also uncovered a reluctance to seek help for such anxiety due to not wishing to appear weak in the eyes of peers or faculty. This seminar will present the results of a mixed methods study examining the experiences of UK medical students in relation to communication-related anxiety and help seeking using survey and interview methodology.

    BIOGRAPHY: Anita Laidlaw is a Principal Teaching Fellow at the Medical School, University of St Andrews, where she runs the Medical Education Research Group. She is Co-Director of the Centre for Higher Education Research, also at the University of St Andrews, and an Associate Director of the Medical Education Research Executive of SMERC (Scottish Medical Education Research Consortium). Anita has three main research interests, medical and higher education student wellbeing, clinical communication training including assessment and remediation, and healthcare communication relating to discussions around weight management. Anita uses a broad range of approaches in her research including survey and detailed analysis of video recorded behaviour and applies theoretical concepts from health psychology.

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  5. ABSTRACT: Patient feedback about practitioners’ and practices’ care is commonly used in UK general practice. Significant resources in NHS Scotland are spent gathering and reporting on patients’ reported experiences of care using a national GP patient experience survey – Better Together. There is however limited reference in current health policies to strong evidence demonstrating that this is an effective strategy to stimulate improvements in practice and patients’ experiences of care. There is also little or no empirical evidence that practice or practitioner level patient feedback leads to improvements in patients’ experiences of general practice care. This presentation will summarise a recent PhD study that used realist evaluation as a method to understand the impact and use of patient experience feedback within three Scottish general practices.

    BIOGRAPHY: Debbie is a Senior Nurse in Practice Development in NHS Tayside and a Clinical Research Fellow with the School of Nursing and Midwifery in the University of Dundee. Debbie has three key research and practice interests, the gathering and use of patient feedback about their experiences of health care within quality improvement, the use of emancipatory practice development and active learning to support improvements in practice and clinical outcomes and, understanding, implementation and evaluation of person-centred care approaches in hospital settings. Debbie has worked as a registered general nurse within the NHS for 23 years, working in a variety of clinical nursing posts before pursuing a career within quality improvement over the last 14 years.

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