Alan Bleakley

Summary

Affiliation: Peninsula Medical School
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi Toward an aesthetic medicine: developing a core medical humanities undergraduate curriculum
    Alan Bleakley
    Institute of Clinical Education, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, The John Bull Building, Tamar Science Park, Plymouth, Devon, PL6 8BU, United Kingdom
    J Med Humanit 27:197-213. 2006
  2. ncbi Pre-registration house officers and ward-based learning: a 'new apprenticeship' model
    Alan Bleakley
    University of Plymouth Postgraduate Medical School Postgraduate Education Centre, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, UK
    Med Educ 36:9-15. 2002
  3. doi Blunting Occam's razor: aligning medical education with studies of complexity
    Alan Bleakley
    Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, Peninsula Medical School, University of Plymouth, Knowledge Spa, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, UK
    J Eval Clin Pract 16:849-55. 2010
  4. ncbi 'Achieving ensemble': communication in orthopaedic surgical teams and the development of situation awareness--an observational study using live videotaped examples
    Alan Bleakley
    Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, UK
    Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract 18:33-56. 2013
  5. doi Can the science of communication inform the art of the medical humanities?
    Alan Bleakley
    Institute of Clinical Education, Peninsula Medical School, Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, UK
    Med Educ 47:126-33. 2013
  6. doi Gender matters in medical education
    Alan Bleakley
    University of Plymouth, UK
    Med Educ 47:59-70. 2013
  7. doi Writing out prescriptions: hyperrealism and the chemical regulation of mood
    Alan Bleakley
    Institute of Clinical Education, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, UK
    Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract 17:779-90. 2012
  8. doi Working in "teams" in an era of "liquid" healthcare: what is the use of theory?
    Alan Bleakley
    Peninsula Medical School, Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, Institute of Clinical Education, Royal Cornwall Hospital, University of Plymouth, The Knowledge Spa, Truro, Cornwall, UK
    J Interprof Care 27:18-26. 2013
  9. doi Towards culture change in the operating theatre: embedding a complex educational intervention to improve teamwork climate
    Alan Bleakley
    University of Plymouth, UK
    Med Teach 34:e635-40. 2012
  10. doi The curriculum is dead! Long live the curriculum! Designing an undergraduate medicine and surgery curriculum for the future
    Alan Bleakley
    University of Plymouth, Peninsula Medical School, The Knowledge Spa, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Cornwall, UK
    Med Teach 34:543-7. 2012

Detail Information

Publications34

  1. ncbi Toward an aesthetic medicine: developing a core medical humanities undergraduate curriculum
    Alan Bleakley
    Institute of Clinical Education, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, The John Bull Building, Tamar Science Park, Plymouth, Devon, PL6 8BU, United Kingdom
    J Med Humanit 27:197-213. 2006
    ..The medical humanities emerge as a revelation of value inherent to an aesthetic medicine taught and learned imaginatively...
  2. ncbi Pre-registration house officers and ward-based learning: a 'new apprenticeship' model
    Alan Bleakley
    University of Plymouth Postgraduate Medical School Postgraduate Education Centre, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, UK
    Med Educ 36:9-15. 2002
    ..The year characteristically involves rotation between specialties, including attachment to ward-based 'firms', where consultants teach PRHOs...
  3. doi Blunting Occam's razor: aligning medical education with studies of complexity
    Alan Bleakley
    Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, Peninsula Medical School, University of Plymouth, Knowledge Spa, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, UK
    J Eval Clin Pract 16:849-55. 2010
    ..Taking complexity science seriously and applying its insights demands a shift in cultural mindset in medical education. Inevitably, patterns of resistance will arise to frustrate such potential innovation...
  4. ncbi 'Achieving ensemble': communication in orthopaedic surgical teams and the development of situation awareness--an observational study using live videotaped examples
    Alan Bleakley
    Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, UK
    Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract 18:33-56. 2013
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  5. doi Can the science of communication inform the art of the medical humanities?
    Alan Bleakley
    Institute of Clinical Education, Peninsula Medical School, Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, UK
    Med Educ 47:126-33. 2013
    ..Further, the medical humanities culture has often failed to provide a convincing theoretical rationale for the inclusion of the arts and humanities in medical education...
  6. doi Gender matters in medical education
    Alan Bleakley
    University of Plymouth, UK
    Med Educ 47:59-70. 2013
    ..Can contemporary feminist thought drawn from the social sciences help medical educators to widen their appreciation and understanding of the feminising of medicine?..
  7. doi Writing out prescriptions: hyperrealism and the chemical regulation of mood
    Alan Bleakley
    Institute of Clinical Education, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, UK
    Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract 17:779-90. 2012
    ..We thus propose the value of drawing on deconstructive literature to better understand 'health' interventions such as prescription drugs for the regulation of mood...
  8. doi Working in "teams" in an era of "liquid" healthcare: what is the use of theory?
    Alan Bleakley
    Peninsula Medical School, Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, Institute of Clinical Education, Royal Cornwall Hospital, University of Plymouth, The Knowledge Spa, Truro, Cornwall, UK
    J Interprof Care 27:18-26. 2013
    ..Theory can be developed with practitioners themselves to avoid widening the gap between experience and the understanding and explanation of experience. Teams are not problems to be solved but activities to be expanded...
  9. doi Towards culture change in the operating theatre: embedding a complex educational intervention to improve teamwork climate
    Alan Bleakley
    University of Plymouth, UK
    Med Teach 34:e635-40. 2012
    ..A complex educational intervention was initiated across an entire UK Trust's surgical provision, and then sustained. Attitudes towards teamwork were measured longitudinally to examine if the intervention produced sustainable results...
  10. doi The curriculum is dead! Long live the curriculum! Designing an undergraduate medicine and surgery curriculum for the future
    Alan Bleakley
    University of Plymouth, Peninsula Medical School, The Knowledge Spa, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Cornwall, UK
    Med Teach 34:543-7. 2012
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  11. ncbi The embodiment of lyricism in medicine and Homer
    Alan Bleakley
    Institute of Clinical Education, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK
    Med Humanit 38:50-4. 2012
    ..Framing medicine as lyrical work challenges undue emphasis on ‘cure’ at the expense of humane ‘care’...
  12. doi The proof is in the pudding: putting Actor-Network-Theory to work in medical education
    Alan Bleakley
    Institute of Clinical Education, Peninsula Medical School, Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Plymouth, The Knowledge Spa, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, Cornwall TR1 3HD, UK
    Med Teach 34:462-7. 2012
    ..How such networks are initiated and developed has significance for rethinking the nature of 'evidence', restoring faith in the value of a good story...
  13. doi 2010 Baldwin Award winner
    Alan Bleakley
    Peninsula Medical School, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK
    J Interprof Care 25:241-2. 2011
    ..Below, Chair of the judging panel, Professor Alan Bleakley details the process and outcome of the Baldwin Award winner for 2010.
  14. doi Does undergraduate curriculum design make a difference to readiness to practice as a junior doctor?
    Alan Bleakley
    Peninsula Medical School, University of Plymouth, UK
    Med Teach 33:459-67. 2011
    ..Undergraduate medicine curricula can be designed to enable smoother transition to work as a junior doctor. Evaluations should improve curriculum design...
  15. doi Who can resist Foucault?
    Alan Bleakley
    Knowledge Spa, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro TR1 3HD, UK
    J Med Philos 34:368-83. 2009
    ..Yet we are increasingly teaching aspects of medicine, such as communication, in simulated learning environments in which complex reality is absent, perhaps inadvertently creating an "inhumanity" in medical education...
  16. doi Thinking the post-colonial in medical education
    Alan Bleakley
    Institute of Clinical Education, Peninsula Medical School, Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, Plymouth, Devon, UK
    Med Educ 42:266-70. 2008
    ..Despite this rapidly expanding field of activity, there is no body of literature discussing the relationship between post-colonial theory and medical education...
  17. ncbi Looking forward-looking back: aspects of the contemporary debate about teaching and learning medicine
    Alan Bleakley
    Royal Cornwall Hospital, Institute of Clinical Education, Peninsula Medical School, Plymouth, UK
    Med Teach 29:79-82. 2007
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  18. ncbi Stories as data, data as stories: making sense of narrative inquiry in clinical education
    Alan Bleakley
    Peninsula Medical School, University of Exeter, Knowledge Spa, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, UK
    Med Educ 39:534-40. 2005
    ..A similar tension exists in the field of narrative inquiry between cognitive-orientated analytical methods and affective-orientated methods of synthesis...
  19. ncbi Broadening conceptions of learning in medical education: the message from teamworking
    Alan Bleakley
    Institute of Clinical Education, Knowledge Spa, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Truro, Cornwall, UK
    Med Educ 40:150-7. 2006
    ..The latter are usually described under the heading of 'adult learning theory'...
  20. ncbi A common body of care: the ethics and politics of teamwork in the operating theater are inseparable
    Alan Bleakley
    Institute of Clinical Education, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Knowledge Spa, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro TR1 3HD, Cornwall, United Kingdom
    J Med Philos 31:305-22. 2006
    ..There is also an ecological imperative-the patient's entry into the household (oikos) of the operating theater invokes the need for "hospitality" as a form of ethical practice...
  21. ncbi Improving teamwork climate in operating theatres: the shift from multiprofessionalismto interprofessionalism
    Alan Bleakley
    Peninsula Medical School, Institute of Clinical Education, Knowledge Spa, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, Cornwall, UK
    J Interprof Care 20:461-70. 2006
    ..This shift challenges the conventional culture of multiprofessionalism, where uniprofessional identification (the "silo" mentality) is traditionally strong...
  22. ncbi Students learning from patients: let's get real in medical education
    Alan Bleakley
    Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, UK
    Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract 13:89-107. 2008
    ..Such paradoxical effects have been systematically occluded or denied in traditional medical education...
  23. ncbi "Who's on the team today?" The status of briefing amongst operating theatre practitioners in one UK hospital
    Jon Allard
    Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Insittute of Clinical Education, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, Cornwall, UK
    J Interprof Care 21:189-206. 2007
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  24. ncbi Distributing menus to hungry learners: can learning by simulation become simulation of learning?
    John Bligh
    Peninsula Medical School, University of Exeter, UK
    Med Teach 28:606-13. 2006
    ..Work-based and simulation-based learning could engage in a new dialogue for an effective clinical education...
  25. doi Pre-surgery briefings and safety climate in the operating theatre
    Jon Allard
    Institute of Clinical Education, Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, The Knowledge Spa, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, Cornwall TR1 3HD, UK
    BMJ Qual Saf 20:711-7. 2011
    ..Research evidence is needed to persuade the surgical workforce to adopt safety procedures such as briefings...
  26. doi The transition from medical student to junior doctor: today's experiences of Tomorrow's Doctors
    Nicola Brennan
    Institute of Clinical Education, Peninsula Medical School, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK
    Med Educ 44:449-58. 2010
    ..Further support and supervision should be made available to junior doctors in situations where they are dealing with the death of a patient and on surgical placements...
  27. ncbi Sing, muse: songs in Homer and in hospital
    Robert Marshall
    Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Truro, UK
    Med Humanit 37:27-33. 2011
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  28. ncbi Making sense of clinical reasoning: judgement and the evidence of the senses
    Alan Bleakley
    Cornwall Postgraduate Education Centre, Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, Truro, Cornwall, UK
    Med Educ 37:544-52. 2003
    ..An aesthetic approach to clinical reasoning, however, remains largely unexplored as an explicit focus for medical education...
  29. ncbi 'Good' and 'Poor' communication in an OSCE: education or training?
    Alan Bleakley
    Medical Education, Cornwall Postgraduate Education Centre, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, Cornwall, UK
    Med Educ 37:186-7. 2003
  30. ncbi Emotional intelligence medical education: measuring the unmeasurable?
    Natalie J Lewis
    Institute of Clinical Education, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Portland Square Building, Drake Circus, PL4 8AA, Plymouth, UK
    Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract 10:339-55. 2005
    ..After our critique, we present an alternative model of EI and outline possible future directions for educational research...
  31. doi Lost in translation. Homer in English; the patient's story in medicine
    Robert J Marshall
    Cornwall Health Campus, Knowledge Spa, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, Cornwall, UK
    Med Humanit 39:47-52. 2013
    ..We address the questions: what makes a 'good' translation? What are the consequences of mistranslation and poor translation? And, while things are inevitably lost in translation, does this matter?..
  32. doi "Do you really need to ask me that now?": a self-audit of interruptions to the 'shop floor' practice of a UK consultant emergency physician
    Jon Allard
    Institute of Clinical Education, Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry University of Exeter, The Knowledge Spa, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, Cornwall TR1 3HD, UK
    Emerg Med J 29:872-6. 2012
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  33. doi Maximising medicine through aphorisms
    David Levine
    Peninsula Medical School, Institute of Clinical Education, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, Cornwall, UK
    Med Educ 46:153-62. 2012
    ..Little has been written analytically or critically about the meanings and purposes of aphorisms in contemporary medical education, especially as a processional activity that maintains tradition, but both adds to and reframes it...
  34. ncbi The medical humanities today: humane health care or tool of governance?
    Alan Petersen
    School of Political and Social Inquiry, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    J Med Humanit 29:1-4. 2008
    ..The contributors, who include medical educators and medical practitioners, employ a range of perspectives for analysing the pertinent issues...