Marc Chanelière, Associate professor in General Medicine , RESHAPE
Perception of the concept of error by medical students
Patient safety incidents are common in primary care and in hospitals. They can result from errors, which learners are quickly exposed to in the curriculum.
The World Health Organization widely promotes the pedagogical value of errors, in particular in initial training.
However, the perception of the notion of error by students remains little studied, even although it should be fully explored in order to develop a didactic approach.
Students deal with perceptions existing long before they entered in medical school; these perceptions evolve as they progress through the curriculum, especially by taking responsibility (decision making) and being exposed to complex situations.
This presentation will be based on qualitative exploratory work (Dr A Taureau's thesis on general medicine).