Developing an outcomes-based charter to direct teaching and assessment of medical professionalism

Show simple item record Delport, Rhena Kruger, Christa Van Rooyen, Marietjie Pickworth, Glynis Ellen 2016-04-12T11:40:16Z 2016-04-12T11:40:16Z 2015-05
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND. Components of professionalism in undergraduate medical studies at the University of Pretoria (UP) were previously defined as nine ‘Golden Threads’. Although specific outcomes were formulated for the threads, the need for more explicit professional standards became increasingly evident. The restructuring of the health system in South Africa contributed to the need for more explicit standards. The Charter for Medical Professionalism was developed during 2006 - 2008 as a reference document within the local context to serve as a standard for professionalism in the medical curriculum. Another aim was to guide academics in medical studies to act as good role models of professional behaviour. OBJECTIVE. To document the development of the Charter for Medical Professionalism and to evaluate lecturer and student perceptions on the formulation of the Charter to make appropriate changes and increase acceptance. METHODS. The project took the form of action research, and a working group comprising academics from UP’s Faculty of Health Sciences developed the Charter from relevant source documents, employing thematic and content analysis and recursive abstraction. An online survey was conducted to assess lecturer and student acceptance of the Charter. RESULTS. The outcomes-based approach was perceived as acceptable and appears to broaden the scope of assessment of professionalism. CONCLUSION. Inclusion of outcomes proposed by other work groups relating to research, practice management, teaching, mentoring and leadership roles of the medical doctor may be considered in future. en_ZA
dc.description.department Family Medicine en_ZA
dc.description.department Psychiatry en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2016 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Delport, R, Kruger, C, Van Rooyen, M & Pickworth, G 2015, 'Developing an outcomes-based charter to direct teaching and assessment of medical professionalism', African Journal of Health Professions Education, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 10-15. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2078-5127
dc.identifier.other 10.7196/AJHPE.223
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Health and Medical Publishing Group en_ZA
dc.rights © 2015 Health and Medical Publishing Group. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license. en_ZA
dc.subject Medical studies en_ZA
dc.subject Charter for Medical Professionalism en_ZA
dc.subject Lecturer perceptions en_ZA
dc.subject Student perceptions en_ZA
dc.title Developing an outcomes-based charter to direct teaching and assessment of medical professionalism en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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