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Maintenance of professional competence in Ireland: a national survey of doctors' attitudes and experiences.

Emer Galvin, Anel Wiese, Darren Dahly, Janet O'Farrell, Jantze Cotter, Deirdre Bennett,

<h4>Objectives</h4>Programmes to ensure doctors' maintenance of professional competence (MPC) have been established in many countries. Since 2011, doctors in Ireland have been legally required to participate in MPC. A significant minority has been slow to engage with MPC, mirroring the contested nature of such programmes internationally. This study aimed to ... Read more >>

BMJ Open (BMJ open)
[2020, 10(12):e042183]

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Medical students need experience not just competence.

Tim Dornan, Hannah Gillespie, Dakota Armour, Helen Reid, Deirdre Bennett,

BMJ (BMJ (Clinical research ed.))
[2020, 371:m4298]

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How to … assess the quality of qualitative research.

Terese Stenfors, Anu Kajamaa, Deirdre Bennett,

As a clinician interested in qualitative research, you are likely to have pondered whether a particular study is trustworthy. How do you know whether qualitative research findings are valid and can be applied in your setting? The quality standards you would look for in quantitative research do not apply. Furthermore, ... Read more >>

Clin Teach (The clinical teacher)
[2020, 17(6):596-599]

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Building capacity: getting evidence-based practice into healthcare professional curricula.

Elaine Lehane, Heloise Agreli, Simone O' Connor, Josephine Hegarty, Patricia Leahy Warren, Deirdre Bennett, Catherine Blake, Frank Burke, Mark Corrigan, Jonathan Drennan, Martina Hayes, Elizabeth Heffernan, Frances Horgan, Helen Lynch, Joseph McVeigh, Nicole Müller, Elizabeth O'Keeffe, Niamh O'Rourke, Eve O'Toole, Colm O'Tuathaigh, Laura Sahm, Eileen Savage,

Fostering a culture of clinical effectiveness in healthcare is crucial to achieving optimum outcomes for patients. Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a cornerstone of clinical effectiveness. An EBP capacity-building project commenced in Ireland in 2016, in collaboration with the Centre of Evidence-Based Medicine in Oxford. A key part of this project, ... Read more >>

BMJ Evid Based Med (BMJ evidence-based medicine)
[2020, :]

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Boundary learning environments in landscapes of practice.

Niamh Coakley, Deirdre Bennett,

Med Educ (Medical education)
[2020, 54(6):495-497]

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How to … do longitudinal qualitative research.

Deirdre Bennett, Anu Kajamaa, Jenny Johnston,

In health professions education, we are often interested in researching change over time, for example the development of professional identity or the adoption of new practices. Taking a longitudinal qualitative approach to such research can provide valuable insights. In this article, we present some longitudinal qualitative methods to support researchers ... Read more >>

Clin Teach (The clinical teacher)
[2020, 17(5):489-492]

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Through the Eyes of a Patient: Visuospatial Perspective Taking and Empathy in Medical Students

Henryk Bukowski, Nor Faizaah Ahmad Kamal, Deirdre Bennett, Gabriella Rizzo, Colm M.P. O’Tuathaigh,

<h4>ABSTRACT</h4> Physicians’ cognitive empathy is associated with improved diagnosis and better patient outcomes. The relationship between self-reported and performance-based measures of cognitive empathic processes is unclear. This study examined the association between medical students’ empathy scale scores and their empathic performance in a perspective-taking task and communication skills assessment. Undergraduate ... Read more >>

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Experience-based learning: Supporting the transition from student to doctor.

Niamh Coakley, Paula O'Leary, Deirdre Bennett,

Med Educ (Medical education)
[2020, 54(2):171-172]

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Doctors' attitudes to, beliefs about, and experiences of the regulation of professional competence: a scoping review protocol.

Anél Wiese, Emer Galvin, Charlotte Merrett, Irina Korotchikova, Dubhfeasa Slattery, Lucia Prihodova, Hilary Hoey, Ann O'Shaughnessy, Jantze Cotter, Janet O'Farrell, Mary Horgan, Deirdre Bennett,

<h4>Background</h4>Historically, individual doctors were responsible for maintaining their own professional competence. More recently, changing patient expectations, debate about the appropriateness of professional self-regulation, and high-profile cases of malpractice have led to a move towards formal regulation of professional competence (RPC). Such programmes require doctors to demonstrate that they are fit ... Read more >>

Syst Rev (Systematic reviews)
[2019, 8(1):213]

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Experience Based Learning (ExBL): Clinical teaching for the twenty-first century.

Tim Dornan, Richard Conn, Helen Monaghan, Grainne Kearney, Hannah Gillespie, Deirdre Bennett,

<b>The problem:</b> Clinical practice commonly presents new doctors with situations that they are incapable of managing safely. This harms patients and stresses the new doctors and other clinicians. Unpreparedness for practice remains a problem despite changes in curricula from apprenticeship to outcome-based designs. This is unsurprising because capability depends on ... Read more >>

Med Teach (Medical teacher)
[2019, 41(10):1098-1105]

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'Waiting in the wings'; Lived experience at the threshold of clinical practice.

Niamh Coakley, Paula O'Leary, Deirdre Bennett,

<h4>Context</h4>The transition to clinical practice is challenging. Lack of preparedness and issues with support, responsibility and complex workplace interactions contribute to the difficulties encountered. The first year of clinical practice is associated with negative consequences for new doctors' health and well-being. The contemporaneous lived experience of new graduates on the ... Read more >>

Med Educ (Medical education)
[2019, 53(7):698-709]

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Lost in translation? Paradigm conflict at the primary-secondary care interface.

Jennifer L Johnston, Deirdre Bennett,

<h4>Context</h4>Historically, primary care (community and family) medicine has often been viewed as lower status than secondary care (hospital) practice. Current evidence suggests this pattern continues to impact medical practice and education. Medical education has however, yet to fully reflect this power dynamic, with undergraduate training in many institutions maintaining the ... Read more >>

Med Educ (Medical education)
[2019, 53(1):56-63]

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How to… get started with theory in education.

Jenny Johnston, Deirdre Bennett, Anu Kajamaa,

This paper, on using theory in health professions education research, is the second in a series that aims to support novice researchers within clinical education, particularly those undertaking their first qualitative study. Diving into the world of education theory can be challenging and uncomfortable for clinician-educators. Nonetheless, theory is an ... Read more >>

Clin Teach (The clinical teacher)
[2018, 15(4):294-297]

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Tissue and Bronchoalveolar Lavage Biomarkers in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Patients on Pirfenidone.

Nicola Ronan, Deirdre M Bennett, Kashif A Khan, Yvonne McCarthy, Darren Dahly, Louise Bourke, Adeline Chelliah, Alberto Cavazza, Kevin O'Regan, Fiachra Moloney, Barry J Plant, Michael T Henry,

<h4>Background</h4>Pirfenidone is a novel anti-fibrotic agent in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis with proven clinical benefit. Better human tissue models to demonstrate the immunomodulatory and anti-fibrotic effect of pirfenidone are required.<h4>Objectives</h4>The purpose of the study was to use transbronchial lung cryobiopsy (TBLC), a novel technique which provides substantial tissue samples, and a ... Read more >>

Lung (Lung)
[2018, 196(5):543-552]

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Considering axiological integrity: a methodological analysis of qualitative evidence syntheses, and its implications for health professions education.

Martina Kelly, Rachel H Ellaway, Helen Reid, Heather Ganshorn, Sarah Yardley, Deirdre Bennett, Tim Dornan,

Qualitative evidence synthesis (QES) is a suite of methodologies that combine qualitative techniques with the synthesis of qualitative knowledge. They are particularly suited to medical education as these approaches pool findings from original qualitative studies, whilst paying attention to context and theoretical development. Although increasingly sophisticated use is being made ... Read more >>

Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract (Advances in health sciences education : theory and practice)
[2018, 23(4):833-851]

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Supervised workplace learning in postgraduate training: a realist synthesis.

Anel Wiese, Caroline Kilty, Deirdre Bennett,

The authors describe a realist theory of learning between supervisor and postgraduate trainee in the workplace, emphasising the role of individual, interpersonal, local and systems contexts in shaping key mechanisms and their outcomes. ... Read more >>

Med Educ (Medical education)
[2018, 52(9):951-969]

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A national stakeholder consensus study of challenges and priorities for clinical learning environments in postgraduate medical education.

Caroline Kilty, Anel Wiese, Colm Bergin, Patrick Flood, Na Fu, Mary Horgan, Agnes Higgins, Bridget Maher, Grainne O'Kane, Lucia Prihodova, Dubhfeasa Slattery, Slavi Stoyanov, Deirdre Bennett,

High quality clinical learning environments (CLE) are critical to postgraduate medical education (PGME). The understaffed and overcrowded environments in which many residents work present a significant challenge to learning. The purpose of this study was to develop a national expert group consensus amongst stakeholders in PGME to; (i) identify important ... Read more >>

BMC Med Educ (BMC medical education)
[2017, 17(1):226]

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Medical students' perceptions of professional misconduct: relationship with typology and year of programme.

Juliana Zulkifli, Brad Noel, Deirdre Bennett, Siun O'Flynn, Colm O'Tuathaigh,

<h4>Aim</h4>To examine the contribution of programme year and demographic factors to medical students' perceptions of evidence-based classification categories of professional misconduct.<h4>Methods</h4>Students at an Irish medical school were administered a cross-sectional survey comprising 31 vignettes of professional misconduct, which mapped onto a 12-category classification system. Students scored each item using a ... Read more >>

J Med Ethics (Journal of medical ethics)
[2018, 44(2):133-137]

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Continuing professional development and Irish hospital doctors: a survey of current use and future needs.

Bridget Maher, Adnan Faruqui, Mary Horgan, Colm Bergin, Colm O Tuathaigh, Deirdre Bennett,

Doctors rate clinical relevance and applicability as the most important determinants of continuing professional development (CPD) course selection. This study examined patterns of current CPD practice and perceived CPD needs among hospital doctors in Ireland across various clinical specialties. A cross-sectional survey was administered to doctors, focusing on the areas ... Read more >>

Clin Med (Lond) (Clinical medicine (London, England))
[2017, 17(4):307-315]

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Outcomes of Pulmonary Rehabilitation for COPD in Older Patients: A Comparative Study.

Deirdre Bennett, Bernadette Bowen, Padriac McCarthy, Abi Subramaniam, Michael O'Connor, Mike T Henry,

Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is established as an effective intervention in optimising function and quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, there are very limited data on the effectiveness of PR in older patients with COPD. We reviewed all patients attending an 8-week outpatient programme. Patients ... Read more >>

COPD (COPD)
[2017, 14(2):170-175]

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Protocol for a realist review of workplace learning in postgraduate medical education and training.

Anel Wiese, Caroline Kilty, Colm Bergin, Patrick Flood, Na Fu, Mary Horgan, Agnes Higgins, Bridget Maher, Grainne O'Kane, Lucia Prihodova, Dubhfeasa Slattery, Deirdre Bennett,

<h4>Background</h4>Postgraduate medical education and training (PGMET) is a complex social process which happens predominantly during the delivery of patient care. The clinical learning environment (CLE), the context for PGMET, shapes the development of the doctors who learn and work within it, ultimately impacting the quality and safety of patient care. ... Read more >>

Syst Rev (Systematic reviews)
[2017, 6(1):10]

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Possibility and agency in Figured Worlds: becoming a 'good doctor'.

Deirdre Bennett, Yvette Solomon, Colm Bergin, Mary Horgan, Tim Dornan,

<h4>Context</h4>Figured Worlds is a socio-cultural theory drawing on Vygotskian and Bakhtinian traditions, which has been applied in research into the development of identities of both learners and teachers in the wider education literature. It is now being adopted in medical education.<h4>Objective</h4>The objective of this paper is to show what Figured ... Read more >>

Med Educ (Medical education)
[2017, 51(3):248-257]

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Anatomy education for the YouTube generation.

Denis S Barry, Fadi Marzouk, Kyrylo Chulak-Oglu, Deirdre Bennett, Paul Tierney, Gerard W O'Keeffe,

Anatomy remains a cornerstone of medical education despite challenges that have seen a significant reduction in contact hours over recent decades; however, the rise of the "YouTube Generation" or "Generation Connected" (Gen C), offers new possibilities for anatomy education. Gen C, which consists of 80% Millennials, actively interact with social ... Read more >>

Anat Sci Educ (Anatomical sciences education)
[2016, 9(1):90-96]

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Can less be more? Comparison of an 8-item placement quality measure with the 50-item Dundee Ready Educational Environment Measure (DREEM).

Martina Kelly, Deirdre Bennett, Arno Muijtjens, Siun O'Flynn, Tim Dornan,

Clinical clerks learn more than they are taught and not all they learn can be measured. As a result, curriculum leaders evaluate clinical educational environments. The quantitative Dundee Ready Environment Measure (DREEM) is a de facto standard for that purpose. Its 50 items and 5 subscales were developed by consensus. ... Read more >>

Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract (Advances in health sciences education : theory and practice)
[2015, 20(4):1027-1032]

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Peer assisted learning in the clinical setting: an activity systems analysis.

Deirdre Bennett, Siun O'Flynn, Martina Kelly,

Peer assisted learning (PAL) is a common feature of medical education. Understanding of PAL has been based on processes and outcomes in controlled settings, such as clinical skills labs. PAL in the clinical setting, a complex learning environment, requires fresh evaluation. Socio-cultural theory is proposed as a means to understand ... Read more >>

Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract (Advances in health sciences education : theory and practice)
[2015, 20(3):595-610]

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