Most doctors are naturally reflective. There is good evidence that more reflective clinicians learn from their experience and progress and develop. In this world of evidence, the powers that be have decided you need to prove that you are reflecting by logging it into your ePortfolio. This is very frustrating for many people. But if we can’t change the rules (yet), then we should make the systems work for us to make this generating-of-evidence-of-reflection less painful.
Reflection is a broad concept, but this is not reflected (ha ha!) in the current ePortfolio.
Today I listened to a podcast on my way into work, read a news article about the assisted dying bill on my laptop, had a chat with a colleague over coffee about a patient with a rare diagnosis, and moaned to my mum on the phone about a rude and unprofessional colleague. All of this is reflection. But where could I log any of this in my ePortfolio?
We need open categories, and the ability to log URLs/web links and comment on them. This needs to be fast and easy.