Tag : communication skills

ABSTRACT: A Division of Medical Communications in an Academic Medical Center’s Department of Medicine

Excellent physician communication skills (physician-to-patient and patient-to-physician) have been found to have a positive impact on patient satisfaction and may positively affect patient health behaviors and health outcomes. Such skills are also essential for accurate, succinct, and clear peer-to-peer (physician-to-physician), physician-to-lay-public, and physician-to-media communications. These skills are not innate, however;

ABSTRACT: Multidisciplinary Team Training to Enhance Family Communication in the ICU

OBJECTIVES:: Current guidelines from the U.S. Society for Critical Care Medicine state that training in "good communication skills...should become a standard component of medical education and ... available for all ICU caregivers". We sought to train multidisciplinary teams of ICU caregivers in communicating with the families of critically ill patients to

ABSTRACT: Closing the Patient-Oncologist Communication Gap: A Review of Historic and Current Efforts

Effective communication is essential in developing any relationship-this is particularly true between oncologists and their patients. The patient-oncologist relationship is one of the most delicate in medicine, and given the strong emotions associated with cancer, successful communication plays a paramount role in the wellbeing of patients and oncologists. Significant advances

ABSTRACT: Design, dissemination, and evaluation of an advanced communication elective at seven U.S. medical schools.

PURPOSE: To test educational methods that continue communication training into the fourth year of medical school. METHOD: The authors disseminated and evaluated an advanced communication elective in seven U.S. medical schools between 2007 and 2009; a total of 9 faculty and 22 fourth-year students participated. The elective emphasized peer learning, practice with real

MANUSCRIPT: How do United Kingdom (UK) medical schools identify and support undergraduate medical students who ‘fail’ communication assessments? A national survey.

BACKGROUND: The doctor's ability to communicate effectively (with patients, relatives, advocates and healthcare colleagues) relates directly to health outcomes, and so is core to clinical practice. The remediation of medical students' clinical communication ability is rarely addressed in medical education literature. There is nothing in the current literature reporting a contemporary

ABSTRACT: Can a brief two-hour interdisciplinary communication skills training be successful in undergraduate medical education?

OBJECTIVE: To pilot-test feasibility, acceptance and learning-outcomes of a brief interdisciplinary communication skills training program in undergraduate medical education. METHODS: A two-hour interdisciplinary communication skills program with simulated patients was developed and pilot-tested with clinical students at Hamburg University. Five psychosocial specialties facilitated the training. Composite effects were measured qualitatively and quantitatively. RESULTS: Eighty students

ABSTRACT: Design, Dissemination, and Evaluation of an Advanced Communication Elective at Seven U.S. Medical Schools

Abstract PURPOSE: To test educational methods that continue communication training into the fourth year of medical school. METHOD: The authors disseminated and evaluated an advanced communication elective in seven U.S. medical schools between 2007 and 2009; a total of 9 faculty and 22 fourth-year students participated. The elective emphasized peer learning, practice with real

ABSTRACT: Evidence-based competencies for improving communication skills in graduate medical education: A review with suggestions for implementation

Abstract Communicating with patients is arguably the most common and important activity in medical practice, but this activity receives relatively little emphasis in graduate medical education. We propose 12 evidence-based communication competencies that program directors can adopt as a framework for teaching and evaluating residents' communication skills. We review supporting evidence