Paediatric communication skills: Facilitator guide

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Tool focus: What to teach

Communication topics:
Empathy/relationship building
Gathering information/listening
Giving information/explanation & planning
Non-verbal communication
Professionalism & self awareness
Triadic/family consultations

Type of tool: Facilitator guide, Student guide

Language: English

Purpose of tool:
To learn general communication skills in a paediatric setting, including communicating with parents

Brief description:
This tool consists of a student and facilitator guide to help them practice their general communication skills, including, developing a therapeutic relationship, respect, giving and gathering information, empathy, non verbal communications, informed decision making and students are required to assess their own skills. These skills are all applied to paediatrics.

HPCCC Core curriculum objectives

A. Communication with patients:
Empathy/relationship building, Shared decision making

B. Intra- & interpersonal communication (professionalism & reflection):
Professionalism, Self awareness

C. Communication in healthcare teams (professional communication):

Access: Public

Your name and work address, and co-authors and addresses:Paul Kinnersley