Journal article

Effectiveness of online communication skills training for cancer and palliative care health professionals: A systematic review

Melissa N Berg, Irene Ngune, Penelope Schofield, Lisa Grech, Ilona Juraskova, Michelle Strasser, Zoe Butt, Georgia KB Halkett

PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine the reported effect of online communication skills training (CST) on health professional (HP) communication skills and patient care outcomes in cancer and palliative care. METHODS: Primary research published in English between January 2003 and April 2019 was identified in bibliographic databases including Medline, Embase and Proquest (Prospero: CRD42018088681). An integrated mixed-method approach included studies describing a CST intervention and its effect, for cancer or palliative care HPs, delivered online or blended with an online component. Included studies' outcomes were categorised then findings were stratified by an evaluation framework and synthesised in an e..

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