“We’re All in the Same Boat:” Potentials and Tensions When Learning Through Sharing Uncertainty in Peer Supervision Groups



Charlotte Tulinius presents some of the challenges of peer supervision groups in Denmark. In providing examples of how groups work, she illustrates core principles across different methods, including the application of reflexivity in the context of a patient-centred approach. Dr. Tulinius explores the cultural conditions and perceptions of GP professionalism that support the development and maintenance of peer supervision groups such as the concept of ‘sameness’. Her focus on the different ways groups are supervised provides insight into how groups can vary in their gain from participating in peer support groups. To illustrate some of the differences, she presents results from a study following three peer supervision groups over time. The chapter concludes with a discussion on the challenges in designing groups for sharing of uncertainty in ways possibly unique to Denmark but indeed relevant to anyone who wants to set up professional development based on uncertainty engagement methods.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Research Unit and Department of General Practice and Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health SciencesUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark
  2. 2.St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge UniversityCambridgeUK

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