Tag Archives: communication

How Residents And Fellows Navigate The Telephone

Communication: In this qualitative study, researchers interviewed 17 residents and fellows in multiple specialties regarding workplace telephone conversations.  Generally, these trainees felt that they had learned a lot over the years about how to make their telephone interactions more efficient … Continue reading

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Can Doctors Be Taught To Deliver Bad News?

Communication: Yes, is the short answer given in this meta-analysis of 17 studies evaluating interventions to “improve the communication of bad or difficult news”.  Most interventions were fairly brief stand-alone interventions involving simulation or role-play; the SPIKES model was the … Continue reading

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