Journal article

A resource for teaching emergency care communication

Susy Macqueen, Robyn Woodward-Kron, Eleanor Flynn, Katharine Reid, Kristine Elliott, Diana Slade

CLINICAL TEACHER | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Communication in emergency departments (EDs), often between several health professionals and patients and relatives, is a major cause of patient complaint and error; however, communication-skills teaching for medical students largely focuses on individual clinician-patient interactions. CONTEXT: We developed and implemented an evidence-informed online resource, Communication for Health in Emergency Contexts (CHEC; http://www.chec.meu.medicine.unimelb.edu.au/resources) to raise medical students' awareness of the challenges of communication in the ED, and to provide students with communication strategies for addressing these challenges. The foundation of the CHEC resource was the f..

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