Calgary Cambridge Assessment Grids

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Tool focus: Assessment

Communication topics:
Empathy/relationship building
Gathering information/listening
Giving information/explanation & planning
Shared decision making

Type of tool: Assessment

Year of publication: 1996

Language: English

Professions in which tool to be used: Medicine

Level of learner: Undergraduate

Goals/Educational objectives:
Different assessment grids for the observation of student-standardised patient interviews

Kurtz SM, Silverman JD. The Calgary-Cambridge Referenced Observation Guides: an aid to defining the curriculum and organising the teaching in communication training programmes. Med Educ 1996;30:83‰ÛÒ9.

HPCCC Core curriculum objectives

A. Communication with patients:
Gathering information/listening, Shared decision making, Structure

B. Intra- & interpersonal communication (professionalism & reflection):

C. Communication in healthcare teams (professional communication):

Simulated clinical encounter: No

Access: Public

Author(s) and affiliation(s): Kurtz, SM; Jonathan Silverman