With the introduction of yearly appraisals and revalidation every general practitioner needs to be armed with a good Personal Development Plan. This book provides the information needed to create just that. Guiding the reader through the consultation looking for Patient's Unmet Needs (PUNs) and the Doctor's Educational Needs (DENs), it focuses on those learning needs that help to provide competent care for patients. All general practitioners will find this book a straightforward, no nonsense, practical approach to help them incorporate their learning needs into the realities of everyday practice.
Why bother learning? Finding time for learning. Discovering learning needs with PUNs and DENs. Examples for reflective learning. Research to reality. Sharing PUNs and DENs. From PUNs to PDPs. Learning from patients. Learning from colleagues. PUNs summary and logbook.