Attitudes, Ethics & Responsibilities AER4

With appropriate decision making skills, clinical reasoning and judgement so that they will:




Learning Outcome

  • Show empathy to patients and colleagues.
  • Consider the impact of disfigurement and disability, including visual impairment, on the life of patients and their relatives. Make appropriate arrangements for support.
  • Be an advocate for those with visual impairment, helping to combat the stigma potentially associated with it.
  • Be aware of individuals and agencies that might provide support for professionals in difficulty.


CbD MSF Part 2 FRCOphth 


Feedback likely from: medical staff, Allied Health Professional (nurse, optometrist, orthoptists), secretarial and clerical staff

Target Year of Achievement

Year 1 (annual review)

Related Learning Outcomes

PM11 C6 


  • Consider how a person may be stigmatised by their eye condition or disability.
  • Reflect on how you will demonstrate empathy, without becoming patronising.
  • Learn from patients and those who work regularly with patients with visual and other disabilities (e.g. members of the local sensory support team).


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