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Biomedical Informatics: Computer Applications in Health Care and Biomedicine, 5e by Edward H. Shortliffe; James J. Cimino [eds]This 5th edition of this essential textbook continues to meet the growing demand of practitioners, researchers, educators, and students for a comprehensive introduction to key topics in biomedical informatics and the underlying scientific issues that sit at the intersection of biomedical science, patient care, public health and IT. Emphasizing the conceptual basis of the field rather than technical details, it provides the tools for study required for readers to comprehend, assess, and utilize biomedical informatics and health IT.
Publication Date: 2021-06-28
Comprehensive Guide to Education in Anesthesia by Elizabeth A. M. Frost [ed]Comprehensive Guide to Education in Anesthesia is the first single-source volume on the current practice of teaching and learning in this specialty which has long been at the forefront of innovation in medical education. It is edited by one of the great anesthesiology educators in the United States and brings together contributions from leading educators from across the US covering all aspects of anesthesiology education, from medical school and post-graduate training to board certification and continuing medical education. Topics include best educational practices, closed claim analysis, giving feedback to superiors, residency and fellowship training and requirements, maintenance of certification, the role of simulation, interacting with other specialties, community and global outreach, and more. The book conveys the unique nature of the specialty and is aimed at medical students contemplating a career in anesthesiology, residents and fellows, educators, and administrators.
Publication Date: 2013-11-10
Core Clinical Competencies in Anesthesiology: A Case-Based Approach by Christopher J. Gallagher; Michael C. Lewis; Deborah A. Schwengel [eds]The core clinical competencies in anesthesiology can be pretty blurry - just how do they apply to real life? This book answers this question, incorporating the core clinical competencies into an engaging format that anesthesiologists like - case studies. So, far from being a 'dry and dusty volume of forgotten lore', this book actually makes learning the competencies fun! Written in the same engaging style as a number of other anesthesia books (specifically, the Board Stiff opus) by leading anesthesiologists from leading medical centers across the United States, this book will bring the core clinical competencies to life for medical students.
Handbook of Clinical Teaching by Somnath Mookherjee [ed]; Ellen M. Cosgrove [ed]Targeting the practical needs of clinical teachers who do not have extensive time to undergo additional training, this book provides an accessible, on-the-spot resource to bolster teaching skills and optimize the education of trainees. A massive transformation takes place every summer in the United States: thousands of trainees in graduate medical education are appointed as attending physicians responsible for effectively teaching the next generation of medical students and residents. This handbook includes only the most relevant topics for new clinical teachers, and covers the basics of clinical teaching, teaching in specific situations, teaching different audiences, and best practices for handling challenging situations. The format is conducive to "just in time" learning, perfect for quick reference before meeting with learners or engaging in specific teaching situations, such as in an ambulatory clinic or at the bedside. Key points are emphasized with frequent use of tables and boxed practical content. Applicable to all teaching attendings regardless of specialty, the Handbook of Clinical Teaching is a valuable aid for individuals who wish to improve their teaching, and serves as a practical guide for faculty development in clinical teaching.
Publication Date: 2016-10-10
How to Survive in Anaesthesia: A Guide for Trainees, 5e by Neville Robinson; George Hall; William FawcettThe first few months as a trainee anaesthetist are a daunting prospect, filled with new information, skills and terminology. This concise reference, now in its fifth edition, provides doctors with a clear introduction to the practice. Fully updated and split into four key parts for quick consultation, the reader can recap on the airway and anaesthetic equipment, and find crucial advice on crises such as cardiac arrest, haemorrhage and blood transfusion. Written in an accessible and often humorous style, How to Survive in Anaesthesia is an essential resource in learning the safe fundamentals of the practice for trainee anaesthetists.
Publication Date: 2017-03-16
Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice, 2e by Maryellen WeimerIn her characteristically research-based, direct, and practical style, Maryellen Weimer provides a much-needed guide, critique, and road map of the scholarship of teaching and learning. Weimer's new book will be of use to teachers, researchers, and administrators alike and nicely complements her Learner-Centered Teaching and Classroom Research.
Management and Leadership Skills for Medical Faculty by Anthony J. Viera (Editor); Robert Kramer (Editor)Recognizing that medical faculty face different questions or issues in different stages of their careers, this handy, practical title offers a comprehensive roadmap and range of solutions to common challenges in the complex and changing Academic Medical Center (AMC). With critical insights and strategies for both aspiring and seasoned academicians, this handbook offers a concise guide for personal career development, executive skill acquisition, and leadership principles, providing actionable, targeted advice for faculty seeking help on a myriad of new issues and situations.
Publication Date: 2016-04-16
MD aware : a mindful medical practice course guide by Stephen Liben, Tom A. HutchinsonThis unique, step-by-step guide for instructors offers a comprehensive approach to teaching pre-clerkship medical students -- as well as residents and even experienced physicians -- about the transformational impact of mindful medical practice, or mindful whole person care. Indeed, integrating contemplative practices – such as "presence" and "relationship" -- into medical education is an established but still rapidly growing approach to bringing experiential learning to medical students.
Publication Date: 2020
Medical Education for the Future: Identity, Power and Location by Alan Bleakley; John Bligh; Julie BrowneThe purpose of medical education is to benefit patients by improving the work of doctors. Patient centeredness is a centuries old concept in medicine, but there is still a long way to go before medical education can truly be said to be patient centered. Ensuring the centrality of the patient is a particular challenge during medical education, when students are still forming an identity as trainee doctors, and conservative attitudes towards medicine and education are common amongst medical teachers, making it hard to bring about improvements. How can teachers, policy makers, researchers and doctors bring about lasting change that will restore the patient to the heart of medical education? The authors, experienced medical educators, explore the role of the patient in medical education in terms of identity, power and location. Using innovative political, philosophical, cultural and literary critical frameworks that have previously never been applied so consistently to the field, the authors provide a fundamental reconceptualisation of medical teaching and learning, with an emphasis upon learning at the bedside and in the clinic. They offer a wealth of practical and conceptual insights into the three-way relationship between patients, students and teachers, setting out a radical and exciting approach to a medical education for the future. "The authors provide us with a masterful reconceptualization of medical education that challenges traditional notions about teaching and learning. The book critiques current practices and offers new approaches to medical education based upon sociocultural research and theory. This thought provoking narrative advances the case for reform and is a must read for anyone involved in medical education." - David M. Irby, PhD, Vice Dean for Education, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine; and co-author of Educating Physicians: A Call for Reform of Medical School and Residency "This book is a truly visionary contribution to the Flexner centenary. It is compulsory reading for the medical educationalist with a serious concern for the future - and for the welfare of patients and learners in the here and now." Professor Tim Dornan, University of Manchester Medical School and Maastricht University Graduate School of Health Professions Education.
Medical Training Review Panel: 19th Report by Medical Training Review Panel (Australia)The report covers the three levels of medical training in Australia, providing data on all trainees in undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational training programs in 2015. It also provides information on all graduates and college fellows for 2014. Additional information on doctors who were trained overseas, their education level and the countries in which they undertook their studies is also included. -- Quote from the introductory letter to the Minister for Health and Aged Care included in the text (p.iii).
Available online at the Department of Health website: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/work-pubs-mtrp
Multiple Choice Questions in Pain Management by Rajesh GuptaThis book presents current clinical knowledge relating to key topics in acute and chronic pain in a multiple choice question (MCQ) format. Individual chapters are devoted to subjects such as the anatomy of pain pathways, pain processing, evaluation of pain, different pain syndromes and pain involving different regions of the body, pharmacologic and physical pain management, neural blockade, and special procedures.
This text will provide a comprehensive, state-of-the art review of this field and will serve as a valuable resource for anyone wishing to become a better educator regardless of the level of the trainee. The book will review how people learn and how to vary teaching methods accordingly. It will cover curriculum planning, measurement and performance assessment, teaching residents to teach, coaching, promoting professionalism, teaching surgeons to lead, and burnout. It will aid in identifying differences in generations and how to select students and residents who will thrive in your program. Specifics on teaching in the operating room, use of new technologies and honing of feedback skills will be addressed. The effect of duty hours and due process for struggling learners will also be addressed as well as preparing residents for beyond residency. Specifics on how to set up simulation centers and utilize this technology will also be discussed. These are a few of the topics which will prepare the reader to excel in education and thus be able to positively influence patient care well beyond that of any one individual.
Publication Date: 2018
Surgical mentoring : building tomorrow's leaders by John Rombeau; Amy Goldberg; Catherine Loveland-JonesDrs. Rombeau, Goldberg, and Loveland-Jones have written this book on surgical mentoring to fill an obvious need. It is up-to-date, comprehensive, readable, and evidence-based ... Surgery is a small world with many satisfying rewards behind each of the many doors. Good mentorship provides the right keys for the right doors for the young surgeon. Both the mentor and mentee should read this book to better understand the who, what, when, where, and how of surgical mentorship in the modern era. What you learn will likely make a difference in your career.
Publication Date: 2010-09-10
Surgical mentorship and leadership : building for success in academic surgery by Charles R Scoggins (Editor), Raphael E Pollock (Editor), Timothy M Pawlik (Editor)This text serves as a comprehensive, state-of-the art definitive reference on surgical mentorship and leadership. This book is a practical, useful guide that reviews select topics on leadership and mentorship, as well as provides key information on how to launch a successful “young” surgical career. This volume focuses on key points on how to identify mentors, highlight mentor-mentee “pearls”, as well as define key leadership traits in being successful as an academic surgeon. Chapters are written by national and international leaders in their fields and have boxes that highlight key lessons learned and leadership pearls for easy reference.
Surgical Mentorship and Leadership is as a very useful resource for young surgical faculty, as well as fellows and residents in a broad array of surgical training programs.
These two e-books have been provided by Dr LachlanRathie, particularly as information resources for Trainees and SOTs. To access, simply click on the linked titles (note: these are large files and may take some time to load).
About the Author:
Dr Lachlan Rathie is an ANZCA Fellow, SOT at Toowoomba Hospital, and a primary examiner.
The First Year: What You Should Know After a Year of Anaesthesia Training by Rathie, LachlanThis is the book you give to the trainee specialist who is about to embark on their anaesthesia training. It contains the information they need to formulate and develop a safe practice of anaesthesia. It lucidly describes and justifies the core knowledge, behaviours and practice that a junior trainee would be expected to possess after a year of anaesthesia. Written specifically for Australasian anaesthetic trainees and GP registrars doing their JCCA advanced skills post, this book fills the gaping hole in the existing anaesthetic literature.
Clinical Teaching: A Guide to Teaching Practical Anaesthesia by David Greaves; Chandra M. Kumar; Berend Mets; Chris DoddsThis title addresses the most important aspect of anaesthetic training - learning in the operating suite. The information is clearly presented and can be easily incorporated into the practice of clinical anaesthesia. The practical guidance provided, from organising the department, assessing competence, teaching practical procedures or organising simulator sessions, is based on many years of experience.
Coaching and Mentoring at Work: Developing Effective Practice, 2e by Mary Connor; Julia PokoraThe book provides a very accessible explanation of the whole area of coaching and mentoring across many different work settings, with practical examples and exercises. The new edition also includes a number of excellent case studies by those who have developed coaching and mentoring and a coaching culture in different sectors.
Feedback in Higher and Professional Education: Understanding It and Doing It Well by David Boud; Elizabeth Molloy [eds]Feedback in Higher and Professional Education explores what needs to be done to make feedback more effective. It examines the problem of feedback and suggests that there is a lack of clarity and shared meaning about what it is and what constitutes doing it well. It argues that new ways of thinking about feedback are needed.
Good medical practice: professionalism, ethics and law by Kerry J. Breen; Stephen M. Cordner; Colin J. H. Thomson; Vernon D. PlueckhahnThe primary purpose of this book is to provide, in a single source, information that is central to the professional, ethical and legal requirements of being a doctor. It covers a core curriculum for medical students, doctors in training and international medical graduates coming to work in Australia. It will also serve as a reference book for doctors in independent clinical practice and as a guide to medical regulators and lawyers, doctors, and community members who serve on performance and conduct panels and tribunals.
The intentional mentor in medicine: a toolkit for mentoring doctors by Salvador, Dianne; Wight, JoelThe Intentional Mentor in Medicine: A Toolkit for Mentoring Doctors (TIMM). TIMM is about mentoring doctors – what mentoring means and how to perform the role of mentor – and it teaches doctors how to assist junior medical colleagues with their ambitions, issues and concerns related to being a doctor in practice.
The Question of Competence: Reconsidering Medical Education in the Twenty-First Century (The Culture and Politics of Health Care Work) by Brian D. Hodges; Lorelei Lingard [eds]While some debate the pros and cons of competence-based medical education and others explain how to achieve various competencies, the authors of the seven chapters in The Question of Competence offer something very different. They critique the very notion of competence itself and attend to how it has shaped what we pay attention to--and what we ignore--in the education and assessment of medical trainees.
Teaching Medical Professionalism by Richard L. Cruess; Sylvia R. Cruess; Yvonne Steinert [eds]This is the only book available to provide guidance to those designing and implementing programs on teaching professionalism. It outlines the cognitive base of professionalism, provides a theoretical basis for teaching the subject, gives general principles for establishing programs at various levels (undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing professional development), and documents the experience of institutions who are leaders in the field.
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