Posted: May 14, 2012

Psychological Flexibility in a Sample of Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Learners: Construct Validity and Correlation With Personal Distress

Description

Self-awareness is a key principle of relationship-centered care. Psychological flexibility involves mindful awareness of our thoughts and feelings without allowing them to serve as barriers to acting consistently with physician values. While instruments have been developed to measure psychological flexibility in patient and undergraduate samples, responses to these measures have not been validated in medical learners. This poster describes a study in which the validity of responses to three psychological flexibility measures in a sample of medical learners was investigated.



*Presented at 2012 SGEA Regional Conference

Keywords

Assessment, Group on Educational Affairs (GEA), Psychology, Empathy, Psychological Flexibility, Unconscious Bias, Self-awareness

Authors

Christie Palladino, MD, MSc, Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University

Brittany Bodie, MS, Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University

Rhonda Casillas, PhD, Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University

Matthew Decker, MA, Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University

Ralph Gillies, MD, Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University

Amy House, PhD, Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University

Deborah Richardson, PhD, Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University

Michael Rollock, PhD, Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University

William Salazar, MD, Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University

Jennifer Waller, PhD, Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University

Ronnie H. Zeidan, Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University

Lara M. Stepleman, PhD, Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University


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