Tool focus: What to teach
Shared decision making
Type of tool: Facilitator guide
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.
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):
Your name and work address, and co-authors and addresses:Rob Jarvis