Mental Trait and Personal Characteristic Taxonomy: A Worked Example of “Best Fit” Framework Synthesis

AUTHORS

Shahram Yazdani 1 , Azita Yadollahi 2 , *

1 MD, Associate professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Head of School of Management and Medical Education, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2 PhD candidate of medical education, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

How to Cite: Yazdani S, Yadollahi A. Mental Trait and Personal Characteristic Taxonomy: A Worked Example of “Best Fit” Framework Synthesis, J Med Edu. 2019 ; 18(3):e105684. doi: 10.22037/jme.v18i3.26142.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Journal of Medical Education: 18 (3); e105684
Published Online: January 11, 2020
Article Type: Research Article
Received: June 25, 2019
Accepted: July 08, 2019
Crossmark
Crossmark
CHECKING
READ FULL TEXT

Abstract

Underperformance by too few physicians is enough to put the patient health and public trust in the health system at risk. Investigating the dangers and mistakes made by physicians, it is found that many disastrous cases were not solely due to deficiency in their skills, competence and knowledge, but considered as a major factor in their personality and values. A stable and strong personality is requiredto enable physicians to cope with such complex working conditions and enable them to take action for advancing the health system by demonstrating the maximum capacities of their learnings and knowledge with optimum quality. It is clear that medical education system, besides all educational topics, should pay particular attention to topics related to personality and personal characteristics. Therefore, in this research, we aimed to study the mental and personality traits (personal characteristics) at three levels using “Best fit framework synthesis” method to help educational planners and policymakers consider different dimensions of personality in choosing and educating future physicians with more precision and speed.

Fulltext

The body of the article can be found in the PDF file.

References

  • 1.

    References are available in the PDF file

  • © 2019, Journal of Medical Education. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) which permits copy and redistribute the material just in noncommercial usages, provided the original work is properly cited.
    COMMENTS

    LEAVE A COMMENT HERE: