Journal article

Methodological quality of teaching communication skills to undergraduate medical students: a mapping review

Rob Sanson-Fisher, Breanne Hobden, Amy Waller, Natalie Dodd, Lucy Boyd

BMC Medical Education | BMC | Published : 2018


BackgroundPatient-clinician communication training is a core component of the undergraduate medical program. As with all areas of medicine, the best available evidence for teaching these skills should be incorporated into training programs. Examining the volume, type and design-quality of publications in this field can help to determine whether research is following a natural scientific progression to inform interactional skills training. This study aimed to review: (i) whether the proportion of publications examining teaching interactional skills to undergraduate medical students by study type, across three time-periods (2007-2008, 2011-2012, 2015-2016), changed over time (i.e. measurement,..

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