Observable Behaviour Field Note
Assessing Competence in family medicine

Search results for: Communication Skills with Colleagues (includes key features for Charting skills)
Theme: Language Skills - Written
(e.g., hospital and office charting, consultant letter, lawyer letter)
  • Clearly articulates and communicates thoughts in a written fashion
  • Has spelling, grammar, legibility, and punctuation that are adequate to facilitate understanding

Select up to  behaviours to include in one field note.

✓  Writes legibly

✓  Written material is organized

✓  When writing to request consultation, is specific about questions/reasons and provides relevant information

✓ Patient-care plans (e.g., test requests, follow-up orders) are clearly written

✓ Patient-care plans (e.g., test requests, follow-up orders) are securely transmitted to the appropriate recipient

✗  Uses abbreviations that are not universally known or are prone to misinterpretation

Other behaviour not listed

Resident:
Assessor:
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Skill Dimension:
Theme:
Language Skills - Written - (e.g., hospital and office charting, consultant letter, lawyer letter)
  • Clearly articulates and communicates thoughts in a written fashion
  • Has spelling, grammar, legibility, and punctuation that are adequate to facilitate understanding

Observed Behaviour:

Other:
Feedback given (what was done well / suggestions for improvement):
 

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