Revised professionalism and performance guide now available

01 May 2024

As part of our ongoing commitment to elevating professionalism in our workforce, we have completed a comprehensive review of the 2017 Supporting Anaesthetists’ Professionalism and Performance: A Guide for Clinicians.

Professionalism and high-performance standards are paramount in the fields of anaesthesia and pain medicine. This review was aimed at improving the existing framework, aligning with current best practices and curriculum frameworks, with updates to content including revising the markers to be inclusive of pain medicine and clinicians at all career stages (including specialist international medical graduates).

Cultural competency and cultural safety have been incorporated further into the framework, aligning with ANZCA’s Reconciliation Action Plan and Te Tiriti o Waitangi strategy. New behaviours have been added reflecting the commitment of the profession to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The performance framework and the seven ‘roles in practice’ were extensively reviewed and updated, maintaining the format of “good” and “poor” behavioural markers applicable to the seven roles in practice within anaesthesia and pain medicine. These markers serve as guidelines for evaluating and promoting safe practice and respectful interactions with colleagues and patients.

We encourage you to view and download the online guide here.

Special thanks to the ANZCA Professionalism Working Group, led by Dr Scott Ma, ANZCA Professional Affairs Executive Committee Chair, for their contribution to this project.   

Last updated 09:13 1.05.2024