Medical student training in communication skills

Joshua M Hauser*, Gregory Makoul

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Abstract

Communication is increasingly understood to be a fundamental clinical skill. It is critical to effective diagnosis and management, as well as to connecting with patients on a cognitive and emotional level. In addition, communication skills themselves have been linked with patient outcomes, including satisfaction, adherence, and decreased malpractice incidence. For medical students, communication skills training generally begins in the preclinical years and extends into the clinical years, where increasing levels of sophistication and more in vivo experiences can be taught. This chapter reviews general approaches to teaching communication skills in medical schools and then considers several specific aspects to communication skills in oncology and palliative care for medical students. Approaches to communication teaching and assessment in medical school include smallgroup teaching and role play, interviews with real patients, and interviews with simulated patients. This chapter also considers the SEGUE framework for teaching and assessing communication skills and the link between communication and teamwork in palliative care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191730290
ISBN (Print)9780199238361
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 17 2011

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Medical Students
Communication
Teaching
Medical Schools
Palliative Care
Interviews
Clinical Competence
Malpractice
Incidence

Keywords

  • Communication skills
  • Interviews
  • Medical schools
  • Medical students
  • Oncology
  • Palliative care
  • Role play
  • SEGUE framework
  • Teaching
  • Teamwork

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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Hauser, J. M., & Makoul, G. (2011). Medical student training in communication skills. In Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238361.003.0007
Hauser, Joshua M ; Makoul, Gregory. / Medical student training in communication skills. Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care. Oxford University Press, 2011.
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