Journal article

How we developed Doctors Speak Up: an evidence-based language and communication skills open access resource for International Medical Graduates

Robyn Woodward-Kron, Catriona Fraser, John Pill, Eleanor Flynn

MEDICAL TEACHER | INFORMA HEALTHCARE | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Some International Medical Graduates (IMGs) need to develop language and communication skills for patient-centred care but have limited opportunities to do so. AIM: To develop an evidence-based, language and communication skills web resource for IMG doctors and supervisors, focussing on culturally challenging patient interviews. METHODS: Forty-eight IMGs participated in four practice OSCEs. We video-recorded the interactions and applied discourse analytic methods to investigate salient language and communication features. RESULTS: The findings from the OSCE workshops showed that many participants demonstrated aspects of patient-centred interviewing but were hindered by limited in..

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