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Holistic Approach course for Medical Doctors

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Time / Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Royal College of General Practitioners

This session introduces the Holistic Approach domain of the RCGP curriculum. It explores patients’ and GPs’ perceptions of holism and how these influence the presentation of problems, communication, diagnoses and the sharing of management planning. This session was reviewed by Suchita Shah and last updated in October 2014.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Explain what is lacking in Western allopathic medicine and why there is a need for a holistic approach
  • Describe the Holistic Approach domain of the RCGP curriculum, and the learning outcomes derived from this
  • Apply an holistic approach to a case study relevant to day-to-day patient care

An holistic approach recognises the patient perspective. It acknowledges that the patient’s thoughts and feelings about an illness can affect their level of suffering and speed of recovery.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should:

  • Have completed e-GP session Introduction and Overview
Instructors / Speakers
Marion Lynch,
Associate Dean

For the past ten years Marion has been involved in GP education, both as Programme Director for VTS and Associate Dean for CPD. Her doctorate in Medical Education has highlighted new ways of learning for GP trainees. These go beyond the curriculum and towards education for a holistic approach in primary care. This module has arisen from these studies and others looking at what patients want from their GP. When not engaged in education she likes to climb mountains and sail the seas, not always successfully.

Holistic Approach course for Medical Doctors
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Time / Duration
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