Canada Research Chair in Shared Decision Making and Knowledge Translation

Anik Giguère publishes an article on family medicine supervisors’ preferences for improving their teaching skills in senior care

Many clinical supervisors in family medicine feel ill-equipped to teach senior care to their family medicine residents (trainees). Authors conducted a qualitative study to explore their preferred learning strategies for improving their clinical and teaching skills with regard to senior care.
Following four focus groups and nine interviews with 53 supervisors, the study results reveal that supervisors wanted to be trained first by experienced trainers specialized in senior care, from various professional backgrounds, and knowledgeable about local community resources. They valued practical training the most, such as clinical case discussions based on real cases, clinical tools, and mentoring. The findings also suggest that training in senior care should be adapted to the supervisors' experience, profession, workload, and scope of intervention. The findings of this project will allow those who design CPD activities to adapt such activities to the needs and preferences of supervisors. This, in turn, may help supervisors to embody an appealing professional role model for learners.  Click here to read more.

By Carole Thiébaut, 27/04/2021