Meeting report: ‘How do I incorporate research into my family practice?’: Reflections on experiences of and solutions for young family doctors

African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine


 
 
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Title Meeting report: ‘How do I incorporate research into my family practice?’: Reflections on experiences of and solutions for young family doctors
 
Creator Yakubu, Kenneth Colon-Gonzalez, Maria C. Hoedebecke, Kyle Gkarmiri, Vasiliki Hegazy, Nagwa N. Popoola, Olugbemi O.
 
Subject family practice Family practice; Research; Mentors; Motivation
Description Background: Family doctors (FDs) focus on biopsychosocial components of health during consultations. However, much of the evidence employed by these doctors is produced by researchers who are not routinely involved in family practice. Family doctors competent in both clinical practice and research are essential to addressing this gap. With the growing recognition of family medicine as the specialty of choice for many young doctors, there is a scarcity of literature that describes their experiences in combining research and daily family practice.Aim: Members from Young Doctor Movements (YDMs) under the auspices of the World Organisation of Family Doctors (WONCA) sought to address this knowledge gap by reflecting on their experiences towards becoming researchers. With the assistance of senior doctors, they explored solutions that can help young FDs incorporate research into their family practice.Methods: Following an online YDM meeting, a summary of the experiences of young FDs as well as strategies useful for incorporating research into their everyday practice as FDs was prepared.Result: Nine thematic areas were derived, including experiences and motivation towards regular research, culture and environment of practice, relevance and gains of research, teamwork and mentorship.Conclusion: Family practices can incorporate research by promoting a personal and organisational research culture, highlighting gains and relevance of making it part of the profession and fostering teamwork, supportive networks and mentorship while making it enjoyable.
 
Publisher AOSIS
 
Contributor WONCA Young Doctor Movements (YDMs)
Date 2018-04-12
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Meeting Report
Format text/html application/epub+zip application/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/phcfm.v10i1.1640
 
Source African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine; Vol 10, No 1 (2018); 6 pages 2071-2936 2071-2928
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://phcfm.org/index.php/phcfm/article/view/1640/2466 https://phcfm.org/index.php/phcfm/article/view/1640/2465 https://phcfm.org/index.php/phcfm/article/view/1640/2467 https://phcfm.org/index.php/phcfm/article/view/1640/2464
 
Coverage Africa; North America; Europe 2016-2017 International panel of young family doctors
Rights Copyright (c) 2018 Kenneth Yakubu, Maria C. Colon-Gonzalez, Kyle Hoedebecke, Gkarmiri Vasiliki, Nagwa N. Hegazy, Olugbemi O. Popoola https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0