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How should doctors use e-portfolios in the wake of the Bawa-Garba case?

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k572 (Published 08 February 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k572

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Re: How should doctors use e-portfolios in the wake of the Bawa-Garba case?

Sir.

The only solution is to do away with written reflection.

It could be replaced in a number of ways, and some would be more educational than the present system.

For example, doctors could be obliged to meet with a mentor to discuss mistakes, etc.

The fact of the meetings would be recorded but no written record kept of matters discussed.

There is ample precedent for this - for example, the three Wise Men were obliged to destroy any notes they took.

Kind regards
David

Competing interests: No competing interests

11 February 2018
David Leopold
Physician
Swansea