Observable Behaviour Field Note
Assessing Competence in family medicine

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Theme: Day-to-day behaviour and discussion reassures that the physician is ethical and honest.

Select up to  behaviours to include in one field note.

✓  When an error has been made, acknowledges his or her own contribution, discusses it with the appropriate parties, tries to clarify why the error was made and apply corrective action for the future

✓  Obtains informed consent, asks about privacy/communication/confidentiality

✓  Respects patient autonomy, and assesses whether patient decision making is impaired

✓  Provides honest estimates concerning time, services, and billing

✗  Discloses patient information against his or her expressed wishes, especially with respect to adolescents, the elderly, and patients with different cultural issues

✗  Discusses patients in “public” places

✗  Provides medical treatment inappropriately to colleagues, including writing prescriptions

✗  Claims (to colleagues, patients, others) to have done something that has not been done (e.g., history, physical exam, lab tests, phone calls, follow-up)

✗  Takes credit for work done by others (for monetary reasons, for prestige, for any reason)

✗ Has inappropriate prescribing practices: Puts in the name of someone with a drug plan instead of the patient

✗ Has inappropriate prescribing practices: Prescribes inappropriately for self-gain

✗ Has inappropriate prescribing practices:  Prescribes without sufficient assessment

✗  Makes unjustifiable claims on insurance or other forms

Other behaviour not listed

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Theme:
Day-to-day behaviour and discussion reassures that the physician is ethical and honest.

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

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