Tag : communities of practice

ABSTRACT: A regional teaching fellow community of practice

BACKGROUND: Increasing numbers of clinical teaching fellows are responsible for a significant proportion of undergraduate teaching nationally. Developing a regional community of practice can help overcome the isolation of these posts, with potential benefits for all involved. CONTEXT: A community of practice relies on the mutual engagement of people in a similar situation

ABSTRACT: Building learning communities: evolution of the colleges at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Learning communities, which are an emerging trend in medical education, create a foundation for professional and academic development through the establishment of longitudinal relationships between students and faculty. In this article, the authors describe the robust learning community system at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, which encompasses wellness, career planning,

ABSTRACT: Why communities of practice succeed and why they fail

Summary A specific form of intra-organizational networks – a community of practice (COP) – is increasingly regarded as an important structure within organizations. This network structure is well suited for the development and sharing of knowledge and practices across divisions. Our research explores the most salient reasons for the success and

MANUSCRIPT: Use of communities of practice in business and health care sectors: A systematic review

Background Since being identified as a concept for understanding knowledge sharing, management, and creation, communities of practice (CoPs) have become increasingly popular within the health sector. The CoP concept has been used in the business sector for over 20 years, but the use of CoPs in the health sector has been

MANUSCRIPT: General practice training and virtual communities of practice – a review of the literature

Background Good General Practice is essential for an effective health system. Good General Practice training is essential to sustain the workforce, however training for General Practice can be hampered by a number of pressures, including professional, structural and social isolation. General Practice trainees may be under more pressure than fully registered

ABSTRACT: Perceptions of family physician trainees and trainers regarding the usefulness of a virtual community of practice

Abstract BACKGROUND: Training for Australian general practice, or family medicine, can be isolating, with registrars (residents or trainees) moving between rural and urban environments, and between hospital and community clinic posts. Virtual communities of practice (VCoPs), groups of people sharing knowledge about their domain of practice online and face-to-face, may have a

ABSTRACT: Online discussion of drug side effects among breast cancer survivors [Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2013] – PubMed – NCBI

Abstract PURPOSE: While patients often use the internet as a medium to search for and exchange health-related information, little is known about the extent to which patients use social media to discuss side effects related to medications. We aim to understand the frequency and content of side effects and associated adherence behaviors

MANUSCRIPT: Making Sense of MOOCs: Musings in a Maze of Myth, Paradox and Possibility

During my time as a Fellow at the Korea National Open University (KNOU) in September 2012 media and web coverage of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) was intense. Since one of the requirements of the fellowship was a research paper, exploring the phenomenon of MOOCs seemed an appropriate topic. This essay had to

Doctors, Like Their Patients, Use Google for Health Information – Health Blog – WSJ

"When doctors were asked how often they used certain sources to gain information used to diagnose, treat and care for patients, 68% said they “frequently” consulted professional journals and 60% said the same about colleagues. And just under half — 46% — said general web browsers. Conferences and events and