May 31, 2016
Simon Carley has us asking ourselves some confronting questions
about our abilities in his SMACC Chicago talk ‘Are You as Good as
You Think?’. Carley has us delve into our confidence, competencies
and whats makes for a good self learning environment.
Initially Carley asks how good we think we are at driving? He then sites studies of Australian and European driver responses stating that 93% of Aussies and 69% europeans rate themselves as above average drivers. In using the example Carley suggests as individuals we are not particularly good at rating ourselves, while inexperienced people tend to rate themselves more highly then experienced people, calling this illusory superiority cognitive bias.
Carley asked the question since you can’t have awesome without average, how do we measure ourselves?. He then talks us through the following tools and processes to establish better self learning and teaching processes;
Reflection Diaries - revisit it (clinically and physically), follow up.
Peer reviews: 1:1 feedback doesn’t work. It needs to planned with clear goals and objectives such as;
observe event (i.e teaching)
debrief and action
Follow up - not just the exceptionally sick patients, but follow up with the routine ones.
Build Peer Reviews into your practice.
Carley finishes by asking us to choose on of the following items and commit to ourselves to making it happen within the month.
I am going to …
Organise Trainee Feedback
Focused 360 Assessment
Keep a Patient/Teaching Diary
Be Peer Reviewed
Develop Team Feedback
Follow up with Patients
Nothing I am already Awesome!
What have you committed too?