Charlotte E. Rees

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The construct of emotional intelligence (EI) has gained increasing popularity over the last 10 years and now has a relatively large academic and popular associated literature. EI is beginning to be discussed within the medical education literature, where, however, it is treated uncritically. This reflections paper aims to stimulate thought about EI and(More)
INTRODUCTION There is little research identifying medical students' attitudes towards communication skills learning. This pilot study outlines the development of a new scale to measure attitudes towards communication skills learning. METHODS First- and second-year medical students (n = 490) completed the 26-item Communication Skills Attitude Scale (CSAS)(More)
This study evaluated 31 patient information leaflets (PILs) discussing treatment options for prostate cancer. In stage one, the authors evaluated the leaflets' quality, readability and suitability using objective measures: the DISCERN instrument; Flesch formula; and the Suitability Assessment of Materials (SAM) instrument, respectively. Although the(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To explore the information-seeking behaviors of women with breast cancer. DESIGN Sequential, between-methods triangulation. SETTING Community-based. SAMPLE 156 women with breast cancer took part in a mailed survey, and 30 women with breast cancer participated in three focus group discussions (n = 11, 12, and 7). METHODS Women with(More)
A critical review of the literature was carried out in the United Kingdom to identify the information needs and information-seeking behaviors of men with prostate cancer and their partners. Relevant papers published between 1990 and 2000 were reviewed and despite having several methodologic limitations, a number of conclusions can still be drawn from this(More)
Over the past 25 years, professionalism has emerged as a substantive and sustained theme, the operationalization and measurement of which has become a major concern for those involved in medical education. However, how to go about establishing the elements that constitute appropriate professionalism in order to assess them is difficult. Using a discourse(More)
CONTEXT Rather than merely acting professionally, medical students are expected to become professionals. Developing an embodied professional persona is not straightforward as there is no single perspective of what medical professionalism comprises. In the context of this confusion, medical educationalists have been charged with developing a professionalism(More)
CONTEXT Research has found that clinical assessments do not always accurately reflect medical student performance. Barriers to failing underperformance in students have been identified in other vocational settings. Is 'failure to fail' an issue for medical educators in the UK, and, if so, what are its determinants? METHODS We carried out a qualitative(More)
Despite the General Medical Council emphasising the value of service users to medical students' education, there is scant literature about service user involvement in medical education. Although some research has outlined the effectiveness of service users as teachers, none has explored social issues surrounding how medical students learn 'with' rather than(More)
Recent investigations into the UK National Health Service revealed doctors' failures to act with compassion and professionalism towards patients. The British media asked questions about what happens to students during their learning that influences such behaviour as doctors. We listened to 200 medical students' narratives of professionalism dilemmas during(More)