Conference Contribution Details
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Muller, N., Kelly, H., Henn, P., Smith, S., Doherty, E.
Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED)
Rapid infusion workshop: Communication Skills Education - What's New?
University College Cork
Invited Lectures (Workshops)
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Contemporary health professions degree programmes prepare students to provide patient-centred care, and to employ effective patient –healthcare provider (HCP) communication. Effective communication have been shown to be crucial for safe patient care, and educators have a responsibility to provide healthcare students and trainees with the proper tools and skills to improve communication with patients. This mini-symposium, consisting of a combination of three invited talks and a panel discussion, will explore current issues related to teaching of communication skills to healthcare students. Professor Nicole Müller and Dr Helen Kelly (UCC) will discuss communication skills training in the context of the management of patients with communication disorders. Drs Patrick Henn and Simon Smith (UCC) will summarise research data describing barriers to effective clinical communication involving older adults with age-related hearing impairment, and they will discuss their implications for communication skills training in the undergraduate medical curriculum. Dr Eva Doherty (RCSI) will discuss some of the results from the recently published National Patient Experience Survey report, highlighting their implications for communication skills training.