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Can a Multi-modal Communication Program Enhance Empathy and Doctor-Patient Social Interactions?; Results of a Pilot Training Study of Russian Medical Students

Zakharova EA, Inklebarger J, Bogomolova ES, Roberts A,
Article Date Published : 28 February 2019 | Page No.: 4318-4321 | Google Scholar

Abstract

Communication is a vital element of basic professional competency within medicine. However, some medical schools may not typically offer structured developmental skills training to medical students. A multi-modal doctor communications enhancement-training program was therefore organized at a medical university in Russia. A total of 83 students ages 18-19 participated. Pre-course communication ability levels were measured at 21.7% low, 69.8% medium, and 7% high level. Post course outcome measurements demonstrated 1.2% low, 51.8% medium, and 47% high communication levels.


Outcome: It was concluded in this pilot study that a formalized multi-modal communications development program in conjunction with performance feedback, could significantly enhance essential patient communication skills in Russian medical students.

Keywords: Communication skills training, medical students, doctor-patient interactions

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International Journal of Medical Science and Clinical invention, 2019.
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Issue: Vol 6 No 2 (2019)
Page No.: 4318-4321
Section: Articles
DOI: https://doi.org/10.18535/ijmsci/v6i2.07

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EA, Z., J, I., ES, B., & A, R. (2019). Can a Multi-modal Communication Program Enhance Empathy and Doctor-Patient Social Interactions?; Results of a Pilot Training Study of Russian Medical Students. International Journal of Medical Science and Clinical Invention, 6(2), 4318-4321. https://doi.org/10.18535/ijmsci/v6i2.07

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