Observable Behaviour Field Note
Assessing Competence in family medicine

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Theme: The physician displays a commitment to societal and community well-being.

Select up to  behaviours to include in one field note. **

✓  Does not dismiss concerns raised by patients on local issues that have an impact on their health (e.g., safe walking areas, pollution)

✓  Tries to empower the patient who raises concerns about community issues; acts in a confidential manner

✓  Responds positively to community requests for participation: will dedicate some time and experience, some resources (e.g., put a poster up)

✗  Does not respect the duty to report in situations where there is a clear danger to others (e.g., meningococcal disease, capacity to drive, child abuse)

✗  Does not report inappropriate behaviour (e.g., substance abuse) of professional colleagues to the appropriate supervisor or authority

Other behaviour not listed

Resident:
Assessor:
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Skill Dimension:
Theme:
The physician displays a commitment to societal and community well-being.

Observed Behaviour:

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

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** Although many examples around this theme may be found later in practice, we do not think it practical or fair to assess this theme in great detail at the time of certification, namely during training or at the very beginning of independent practice. The other themes of professionalism provide better opportunities for the appropriate assessment of this dimension.

  
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