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RESEARCH ROUNDUP – MARCH 2018

Have you come across MedEdPublish yet? It’s the European Association of Medical Educators’ (AMEE) open access journal. Edited by local Aussie med ed identity Professor Richard Hays, this journal enables post-publication peer review.

https://www.mededpublish.org/home

Next month’s theme is ‘the development of health professional educators’.

I’ll keep you posted on any interesting papers!

Twelve tips to promote a feedback culture

As you know – GPSA in collaboration with GPTT and Monash University received an Education Research Grant* to adapt and validate a tool for measuring the educational alliance – the GP Supervisory Relationship Measure (GP-SRM).

This paper by Ramani et al provides 12 tips to promote a feedback culture that swings the feedback pendulum from recipes to relationships.

And that’s what the GP-SRM does!

Tip 7 in this paper is “establish an educational alliance”. The GP-SRM measures the educational alliance from the supervisor’s perspective. It also promotes reflection.

GPSA will be launching the GP-SRM soon, including running workshops with Supervisor Liaison Officers and supervisors to get them using the tool.

Keep an eye on our e-news and website for more details!

The 12 tips in this paper are:

  1. Establish a positive learning climate and be a professional role model.
  2. Use direct observation of performance to generate feedback data.
  3. Facilitate reflection and informed self-assessment.
  4. Foster a growth mindset among learners.
  5. Encourage feedback seeking behavior.
  6. Promote learner initiated action plans for behavior change.
  7. Establish an educational alliance.
  8. Encourage teachers and learners to co-create learning opportunities for behavior change.
  9. Ensure appropriate attention to learner self-efficacy.
  10. Promote optimal balance of supervision and autonomy.
  11. Establish a continuous practice improvement environment.
  12. Emphasize a feedback culture that enhances professional growth.

A terrific paper! Read it here:

https://doi.org/10.1080/0142159X.2018.1432850

* the GP-SRM project was supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Australian General Practice Training Program and support from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Healthcare reimagined

This fascinating paper by KPMG looks at the trends, predictions and actions that healthcare leaders can take.

Their snapshot of trends and predictions is:

  1. Healthcare on demand

Proactive wellness

Healthcare as a service (I thought it already was??)

Consumer held electronic medical record (ahem!)

  1. Personalised and connected to health

IoT (that’s the Internet of Things) enabling outcome based care anywhere

Wearables, digestible and implantables

Precision medicine: genetics environment and lifestyle

  1. Treatment innovation

Practice based evidence (using data analytics and quantum computing, wow!)

AR/VR (that’s augmented and virtual reality)

3D printed casts (no more plaster of Paris!), implants and organs

Human augmentation: rise of the cyborg (scary/amazing)

Treating and preventing diseases with gene therapy

  1. Hybrid workforce (no! not Drs and allied health – humans and machines!)

Building a closer relationship between humans and AI (“Dave? Dave? I can’t let you do that Dave”)

Automation: rise of medical robots (yep, a robot that does brain surgery in 2.5 mins instead of 2 hrs – but it’s not like it’s brain surgery – oh, wait a minute, yes it is!)

Medical drones and autonomous vehicles (no, not your worst-ever lecturer, those little gizmos that fly around can deliver things to rural and remote Australia!)

  1. Physical environment

Hospital design evolution (oops! Don’t mention that one around Adelaide!).

Read it here – It really is fascinating and easy to read:

https://home.kpmg.com/au/en/home/insights/2018/01/healthcare-reimagined-report.html

Will robots really steal our jobs?

This report by PWC looks at how automation will roll out in different industry sectors, occupations and demographic groups across 29 OECD countries.

They predict that roll out up until 2030 will come in three waves:

  1. Algorithm wave – already well underway, focused on automation of simple computational tasks and analysis of data (e.g in finance, information, communications)
  2. Augmentation wave (no this is not a wave of antibiotics) it’s the automation of repeatable tasks and exchangeof information and analysis of unstructured data e.g. use of aerial drones in warehouses. Also already underway but likely to mature in the 2020s.
  3. Autonomy wave – (no, not the wave you give your mother when you leave home!) it’s focused on the automation of physical labour and dexterity, problem solving etc. Also already underway (e.g. driverless vehicles) but may only come to maturity in the 2030s.

Health and social work as well as education come in low on the list of those at risk – well, according to this report anyway.

It’s yet another interesting report on this issue which is already hitting us all but will only continue to do so.

Be prepared!

Check it out here:

https://www.pwc.co.uk/services/economics-policy/insights/the-impact-of-automation-on-jobs.html

AHPRA Research Framework

AHPRA has released its first research framework for the National Scheme.

It consists of research priorities and research principles.

The priorities are:

  1. Define harms and risks (related to the practice of regulated health professions
  2. Regulatory taxonomy (classification scheme)
  3. Risk factors for complaints (notifications) and/or poor performance
  4. Evidence for standards, codes and/or guidelines
  5. Evaluating regulatory interventions
  6. Stakeholder satisfaction and engagement
  7. Workforce capacity and distribution
  8. Work readiness

Don’t know what it means for the future but I’m sure we’ll find out!

Check it out here:

https://www.ahpra.gov.au/News/2018-01-12-research-framework.aspx