Training in general practice: Three contemporary controversies
In this essay we present Trisha Greenhalgh's intervention at the 2006 Wonca Europe Conference. The Author speaks about training, in particular about contemporary controversies emerging in our professional training. In teaching family medicine when we consider three aspects of learning we face up with an impact area: What should we know? We need to acquire knowledge necessary to our practice from research. What should we do? In order to answer this question, which includes the great part of medical activities, we should know ethical principles and human virtues. What should we dare to hope? To learn to use creativity and imagination both in scientific reasoning and in the human dimension of our practice. These reminders are then resumed by Giorgio Bert in a comment full of stimulus very useful for professional training in medicine.