Observable Behaviour Field Note
Assessing Competence in family medicine

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Theme: The physician demonstrates a mindful approach to practice by maintaining composure/equanimity, even in difficult situations, and by engaging in thoughtful dialogue about values and motives.

Select up to  behaviours to include in one field note.

✓  Given a difficult situation, maintains composure and is able to act appropriately (e.g., with angry patients, an unexpected clinical turn of events, an overwhelming demand, examinations)

✓  Is consistently attentive to a patient or colleague throughout any interaction

✓  Tries to understand the behaviour of others without getting mad or being hurt

✓  Does not display anger, inappropriate humour, or other emotions when this could undermine constructive work with patients or colleagues

✓  When emotions are intense or visible, can nevertheless explain or suggest a constructive plan of action

✓  Does not lose his or her cool—even when the other person in the room loses it

✓  Can allow for multiple perspectives from various participants in complex situations; entertains or solicits other viewpoints

✓ Is willing to engage in dialogue, in order to learn from experience and others, when a bad/unexpected outcome occurs

✓ Is willing to engage in dialogue, in order to learn from experience and others, when there are conflicting ideas

✓ Is willing to engage in dialogue, in order to learn from experience and others, he or she is asked questions (does not perceive these as a threat; makes time to discuss them vs. being "too busy to talk about it")

✓  When a mistake appears to have been made, acknowledges it and looks first for personal responsibility rather than directing blame elsewhere

Other behaviour not listed

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The physician demonstrates a mindful approach to practice by maintaining composure/equanimity, even in difficult situations, and by engaging in thoughtful dialogue about values and motives.

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