Today’s Paucis Verbis card is a little different. This card focuses on helping you give talking points when giving feedback to a learner on shift. This could be a medical student or resident.
Dr. David Thompson (UCSF-San Francisco General Hospital) sent this great card to me and I thought it was too useful NOT to share. It’s handy on shift, which ultimately is the purpose of these Paucis Verbis cards. These are useful especially for senior residents, who are supervising medical students and junior residents.
Feedback in the emergency department
There have been several blog posts on giving effective feedback in the ED:
- Video: How to give effective feedback
- Article review: Attending and resident satisfaction with feedback
(prospective observational study)
- Article review: Failing at feedback in medical education
- Article review: Teaching when time is limited
- Podcast: EMRAP Educator’s Edition on feedback
- Plus-Delta technique for debriefing and feedback
This card can be used in many ways. For instance:
- Print these cards and fill it out at the end of the shift. Give to the learner.
- Pick 1-2 questions from the list below as launching points for your feedback discussion. You don’t have to overwhelm the learner by answering everyone item below. Sometimes less is more to be effective.