Community based simulation exercise

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Tool focus: What to teach

Communication topics:
Interprofessional/team communication
Shared decision making

Type of tool: Facilitator guide

Language: English

Purpose of tool:
To introduce students to the practice of medicine in a community environment and to highlight challenges that this creates. More specifically at the completion of the exercise we expect the students to be able to: identify difficulties in performing technical skills in a non-clinical environment, describe basic fundamentals of prescribing in the community, describe the difference between decision making and diagnosis, demonstrate an understanding of communication difficulties between secondary and primary care, identify and role-play doctor-patient communication skills helpful in a community setting, identify appropriate opportunities for health promotion.

Brief description:
Facilitator guide for combined plenary and experiential sessions focusing on history taking, breaking bad news, decision-making, and explanation and planning in a community based GP setting and communicating with colleagues within the ambulance and hospital setting.

A. Communication with patients:
Gathering information, Patient perspective, Giving information, explanation & planning

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

C. Communication in healthcare teams (professional communication):
Inter-professional/team communication

Access: Public

Your name and work address, and co-authors and addresses:Rob Jarvis