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Reflective Practice in Medicine and Multi-Professional Healthcare





ISBN 9780367714604
Published March 18, 2022 by CRC Press
237 Pages 2 Color & 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This unique book presents in a single collection around 50 essays by Dr Launer on reflective practice in medicine, including examples specific to medical education and multiprofessional healthcare. Based on existing contributions to the literature by Dr Launer, the book brings them together in updated form for the first time as a themed collection with an introduction linking the different topics addressed. Coverage includes communication skills, supervision, teamwork and organisational health. In a time of unprecedented demand on healthcare services, educators and practitioners, Dr Launer offers invaluable guidance to a broad audience including community-based GPs, practice nurses and nurse practitioners, pharmacists, physician assistants and paramedics, secondary care staff including consultants and registrars across all specialties, communications skills educators, counsellors and mental health professionals, and health service managers and administrators.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface: On Reflection

Acknowledgements

PART 1: LEARNING TO COMMUNICATE

Conversations Inviting Change

The Three-Second Consultation

The Big Picture

Family Matters

Three Kinds of Reflection

What’s the Point of Reflective Writing?

Digging Holes and Weaving Tapestries: Two Approaches to the Clinical Encounter

Why You Should Talk to Yourself: Internal Dialogue and Reflective Practice

PART 2: CONCEPTS AND THEORIES

Thinking in Three Dimensions

Making Meaning

Who Owns Truth?

Double Binds and Strange Loops

The Science of Compassion

Guidelines and Mindlines

Complexity Made Simple

PART 3: SUPERVISION

Super Vision

What Does Good Supervision Look Like?

Supervision Quartets

Collaborative Learning Groups

Clinical Case Discussion Using a Reflecting Team

The Irresistible Rise of Interprofessional Supervision

Supervision as Therapy

PART 4: EMOTIONS AND ATTITUDES

On Kindness

Power and Powerlessness

The Many Faces of Professionalism

Unconscious Incompetence

Clinical Gist

Rudeness and Respect in Medicine

Hunting for Medical Errors: Asking ‘What Have We Got Wrong Today?’

Whatever Happened to Silence?

PART 5: TECHNIQUES AND TEAMWORK

Good Questions

Meetings with Teams

Giving Feedback to Medical Students and Trainees: Rules, Guidance, and Realities

Why Doctors Should Draw Genograms— Including Their Own

Socratic Questions and Frozen Shoulders: Teaching without Telling

Concentric Conversations

PART 6: NARRATIVE PRACTICE

Why Narrative?

Right on Cue

Narrative Diagnosis

Therapeutic Dialogue

Medicine as Poetry

Patient Choice and Narrative Ethics

The Yin and Yang of Medical Conversations

PART 7: PROVOCATIONS

Medically Unexplored Stories

Taking Risks Seriously

Dumpling Soup

Is There a Crisis in Clinical Consultations?

Patients as Ethnographers

Docsplaining

Against Diagnosis

Author’s Note

Index

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Biography

John Launer is Training Programme Director for Educational Innovation, North London Specialty School of General Practice, Health Education England, London, UK. He is a well-known medical educator and writer. He was for many years Associate Dean for Multi-Professional Faculty Development at Health Education England, London, UK.