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Does small group CME address the needs of GPs in rural communities?

Author/Researcher: Dowling, Stephanie Marie Elizabeth

Description

This thesis is submitted to University College Dublin in fulfilment of the
requirements for the degree of Doctor of Medicine

Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS
LIST OF TABLES
LIST OF FIGURES
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
ABSTRACT
Acknowledgements
1. Introduction and background
Evidence for CME
Irish General Practice
1.2.1. Urban and rural General Practice in Ireland
Small Group Learning (SGL)
1.3.1. Small Group CME in Ireland
1.3.2. Recent evidence for Irish CME-SGL
2. Study Design
Study aim
2.1.1. Specific study objectives
2.1.2. Measurable outcomes
Methods
Ethical approval
Thesis outline
3. Continuing education for general practitioners working in rural practice: a
review of the literature
Context within overall thesis
Abstract
Introduction
3.3.1. Recommendations for practice
Methods
Results
3.5.1. Small group continuing medical education for rural GPs
3.5.2. Workshops for rural GPs
3.5.3. Distance learning CME/CPD programmes designed specifically for
rural GPs
Discussion
3.6.1. Key findings
3.6.2. How findings relate to existing literature
3.6.3. Methodological considerations
3.6.4. Recommendations for practice
4. What are the current ‘top five’ perceived educational needs of Irish general practitioners?
Context within overall thesis
Abstract
Introduction
Methods
Results
Discussion
4.6.1. Key findings
4.6.2. How this relates to other literature
4.6.3. Methodological considerations
4.6.4. Recommendations for practice
5. Does locally delivered small group continuing medical education (CME) meet the learning needs of rural general practitioners?
Context within the overall thesis
Abstract
Introduction
Methods
Results
Discussion
5.6.1. Key findings
5.6.2. How this relates to other literature
5.6.3. Methodological considerations
5.6.4. Recommendations for practice
6. How does small group continuing medical education (CME) impact on
practice for rural GPs and their patients? A mixed methods study
Context within overall thesis
Abstract.
Introduction
Methods
Results
Discussion
6.6.1. Key findings
6.6.2. How this relates to other literature
6.6.3. Methodological considerations
6.6.4. Recommendations for practice
7. Impact of participation in Continuing Medical Education small group learning(CME-SGL) on the stress, morale, and professional isolation of rural general practitioners
Context within overall thesis
Abstract
Introduction
7.3.1. What this study adds
Methods
7.4.1. Design
7.4.2. Participants and recruitment
7.4.3. Data Collection
7.4.4. Analysis
Results
7.5.1. Stress
7.5.2. Morale
7.5.3. Professional isolation
Discussion
7.6.1. Key findings
7.6.2. Methodological considerations
7.6.3. How this relates to other literature
7.6.4. Recommendations for practice
8. Discussion and conclusion
Summary
Strengths and Limitations
8.2.1. Strengths
8.2.2. Limitations
Comparison with other work
8.3.1. Other CME groups in Europe

Categories: Irish Content
Status Current
Publisher UCD School of Medicine
Description This thesis is submitted to University College Dublin in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Medicine
Publication Year 2019
Location External
Data Available to other researchers? No
Completion Date 09/01/2019
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