Contributor Name: Shaani Graves and Jacqueline Niemann
Contributor Profession: Audiology
Teaching Resource Information
Resource Type: Journal Article
This resource is relevant to: Any health profession
Teaching Resource Title: Assessing professionalism: theory and practice
Fitness to practise/professional competence is receiving
increasing attention in the medical profession and in
There are conceptual and practical limits to the
employment of methods of selecting medical students
which aim to maximize prefessional competence.
Professional judgment is a necessary and legitimate
component of all assessment areas in medicine.
The assessment of professional attitudes and behaviour
requires professional judgment, but is no less objective
than judgments made in traditional made in traditional
Assessing attitudes and bahaviour is best achieved
using a ‘negative’ model, which is analogous to the
assessment of decision-making capacity.
Author(s) (Surname, Initial/s): Parker, M;
Year of Publication: 2006
Publisher: Informa Healthcare; Medical Teacher