Communication in Oncology; Checklist “Communicative Competences in the Transition to Palliative Treatment

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Tool focus: Assessment

Communication topics:
Empathy/relationship building
End of life care
Giving information/explanation & planning

Type of tool: Assessment

Year of publication: 2010

Language: English

Professions in which tool to be used: Medicine

Level of learner: Undergraduate

Goals/Educational objectives:
Two checklists for the observation of doctor-patient interviews using a 5-point scale. Topic covered: general communication skills, discuss the shift from curative to palliative care, disclosure of information about clinical trials

Stubenrauch S, Schneid EM, WÌ_nsch A, Helmes A, Bertz H, Fritzsche K, Wirsching M, G̦lz T, Development and evaluation of a checklist assessing communication skills of oncologists: the COM-ON-Checklist. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 2010; 18: 225‰ÛÒ230.

HPCCC Core curriculum objectives

A. Communication with patients:
Breaking bad news, Relationship building

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

C. Communication in healthcare teams (professional communication):

Simulated clinical encounter: No

Access: Public

Author(s) and affiliation(s): Sara Stubenrauch