Attitude Statement Scale: 0 = strongly agree 5 = strongly disagree There is no right or wrong answer – this exercise is to find out your views at this time and to see if they alter when you review this documentation 3/12. Patients: 0 1 2 3 4 5 1. Any woman is entitled to a termination of pregnancy on request. 2. The five minute consultation is more than adequate in general practice. 3. The family doctor does not need records because he knows his patients so well. 4. Visiting patients at home is an uneconomical use of a doctor’s time. 5. Most consultations in general practice deal with trivia. 6. It is important that patients become dependent on their doctors. 7. Patients should not have access to their records. 8. The primary health care team is ineffective in care of chronic illness. 9. Co-operatives and deputising schemes are an essential feature of general practice. 10. Private practice is not justifiable. 11. The family doctor should always be the leader of a primary health care team. 12. There is not the time for anticipatory care in general practice. 13. General practice is the easiest of medical disciplines to do well. 14. Self awareness is not important to the general practitioner. 15. The fewer patients a GP refers to secondary care, the better doctor he is. 16. A salaried service would improve patient care. Patients: 0 1 2 3 4 5 17. Each practice partner should become a specialist in one or two disciplines. 18. Free contraception encourages promiscuity. 19. Doctors should not be conscious of the cost of medication. 20. Patient participation groups are not helpful in the provision of patient care. 21. The general practitioner obstetrician has no place in modern obstetric care. 22. How a general practitioner dresses is not important. 23. Short cuts in examining patients are necessary in general pratice. 24. Doctors should never knowingly shorten their patients lives. 25. Alternative medicine is a last resort.