How can I best develop my
personal patient management skills?
What are the gaps in my
knowledge and competencies which I need to address? - and in
particular which will I attempt to fill in the next 6 months?
Can I organise my thoughts
appropriately, or do I need to improve my powers of logic and
Am I aware of published
guidelines to help me take an evidence-based approach?
Can I communicate my suggested
management plan clearly and be sure I have correctly interpreted my
patients' understanding, motivation and ability to carry out the
Do I ensure my patients feel
comfortable to discuss or question my management plan without
anxiety of compromising their future care?
Can I improve my patients'
ability to administer treatment with advice, devices or referral to
other staff or agencies?
How can I best involve and
support the patient in the management of their condition
("self-care") and help their family, friends and carers to
are the risks and benefits of the management options and how can I
best communicate these to the patient?
Case based discussions,
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Radcliffe medical Press 2002
College Ophthalmologists guidelines on common problems: e.g.
management of glaucoma, retinal vein occlusion, cataract, diabetic
The Wills Eye Manual : Office
and Emergency Room Diagnosis and treatment of Eye Disease. Kunimoto
et al. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins (2004)
Oxford Textbook of
Ophthalmology. Easty and Sparrow. Oxford Medical Publications (1999)
Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
Cochrane Collaboration including Cochrane reviews and links to other
databases offering online medical evidence (eg TRIP
Clinical Science Course: American Academy of Ophthalmology 2013-2014 editions. The Eye M.D. Association
Ophthalmology, 7th ed.
Clinical Ophthalmology, Ed Tasman W and Jaeger EA. Lippincott, Williams &
Wilkins. 2002. Volume 1, Chapters 42-53.