TITLE

Cut, cut, cut: communication skills, learning and feedback

AUTHOR(S)
Walsh, Kieran
PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
Work Based Learning in Primary Care;Mar2005, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p80
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that good communications skills are vital to the practice of medicine. Patients value good communications above almost all other attributes of a good doctor. And belatedly the medical profession is beginning to take note and do something about it. Communications skills training courses have popped up everywhere. People cannot go to a course without noticing that at the end of the day someone is going to tell they about what patients with certain conditions want to know about those conditions. Even the Royal College of Physicians tests doctors' communication skills as part of their membership exam, so either the end of the world is nigh or just about everyone is doing it. And individual practices are getting in on the act too and setting up role-play exercises amongst their staff.
ACCESSION #
16331078

 

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