Observable Behaviour Field Note
Assessing Competence in family medicine

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Theme: The physician displays a commitment to personal health and seeks balance between personal life and professional responsibilities.

Select up to  behaviours to include in one field note.

✓  Takes appropriate time to fulfill personal needs

✓  Is willing to discuss observations from colleagues or team members when behaviour suggests difficulty because of stress

✓  When a conflict between professional and personal activities is brought to his or her attention, discusses it, makes an appropriate adjustment or not

✓  Sometimes puts the patient first, ahead of personal need, and demonstrates satisfaction and appreciation of the value of this action

✓  Has a healthy lifestyle: does not smoke, does not drink to excess, drives reasonably

✗  Takes frustration, etc., out on colleagues/staff (e.g., is rude and inappropriate)

✗  Fails or refuses to recognize or deal with significant illness or a condition that may have an impact on professional activities, especially when concerns are identified by others

✗  Stays overtime inappropriately, comes to work sick, is unwilling to take time off

✗  Burdens co-workers when taking care of own needs (i.e., leaves many things undone without communicating with colleagues)

✗  Transfers tasks to colleagues without clear justification, without adequate communication; changes availability for professional tasks “frequently”, “at the last minute”

✗  Seeks medical care from friends or colleagues outside of a normal physician-patient relationship; acts as own physician

Other behaviour not listed

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Theme:
The physician displays a commitment to personal health and seeks balance between personal life and professional responsibilities.

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