Observable Behaviour Field Note
Assessing Competence in family medicine

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Theme: The physician evokes confidence without arrogance, and does so even when needing to obtain further information or assistance.

Select up to  behaviours to include in one field note.

✓  Says, “I don’t know but I know how I am going to find out”

✓  Management discussions with patients are clearly helpful to the patient with “value added”, even without a certain diagnosis or final opinion about available treatment

✓  Projects appropriate confidence in non-verbal communication: looks patients in the eye when he or she says,“I don’t know”

✗  Uses own experience to devalue the patient’s experience (e.g., “I didn’t have to have an epidural”)

✗  Tells patients what to do without understanding their circumstances (displays arrogance, paternalism)

Other behaviour not listed

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Theme:
The physician evokes confidence without arrogance, and does so even when needing to obtain further information or assistance.

Observed Behaviour:

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

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