Reproductive infertility: Facilitator guide

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Tool focus: What to teach

Communication topics:
Breaking bad news
Empathy/relationship building
Gathering information/listening
Shared decision making

Type of tool: Facilitator guide, Simulated clinical encounter

Language: English

Purpose of tool:
To learn communication skills withan emphasis on decision-making explanation and planning with patients and spouses with fertility difficulties and unexpected crises with pregnancies

Brief description:
This tool is used within the Reproduction block and focuses on giving information and creating management plans around serious and sensitive issues. Students will have to be clear about the purpose of the consultation with these patients and your plans of care. They will need to take an intimate sexual history and explore some of the ethical challenges around screening and obstetric care which by their very nature make communication challenging.

HPCCC Core curriculum objectives

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

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

C. Communication in healthcare teams (professional communication):

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