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Shared learning in general practice: Facilitators and barriers

Australian Family Physician
Volume 42 Issue 3 (Mar 2013)

Abstract: Background: Capacity for teaching in general practice clinics is limited. Shared learning sessions are one form of vertically integrated teaching that may ameliorate capacity constraints. Methods: This study sought to understand the perceptions of general practitioner supervisors, learners and practice staff of the facilitators of shared learning in general practice clinics. Using a grounded theory approach, semistructured interviews were conducted and analysed to generate a theory about the topic. Results: Thirty-five stakeholders from nine general practices participated. Facilitators of shared learning included enabling factors such as small group facilitation skills, space, administrative support and technological resources; reinforcing factors such as targeted funding, and predisposing factors such as participant attributes. Discussion: Views from multiple stakeholders suggest that the implementation of shared learning in general practice clinics would be supported by an ecological approach that addresses all these factors.

To cite this article: van de Mortel, Thea; Silberberg, Peter and Ahern, Christine. Shared learning in general practice: Facilitators and barriers [online]. Australian Family Physician, Vol. 42, No. 3, Mar 2013: 147-151. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=181319999328420;res=IELHEA> ISSN: 0300-8495. [cited 07 Dec 16].

Personal Author: van de Mortel, Thea; Silberberg, Peter; Ahern, Christine; Source: Australian Family Physician, Vol. 42, No. 3, Mar 2013: 147-151 Document Type: Journal Article, Research ISSN: 0300-8495 Subject: Physicians (General practice)--Training of; Grounded theory; Learning, Psychology of; Interviewing; Affiliation: (1) Research Director, North Coast GP Training, Ballina, New South Wales, and Lecturer, Southern Cross University, Lismore, New South Wales, email: theav@ncgpt.org.au
(2) Medical Educator, North Coast GP Training, Ballina, New South Wales
(3) Director of Training, North Coast GP Training, Ballina, New South Wales

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