COMMUNICATION (COM)

Learning Outcome

Deliver information

Code

COM3

Description

Trainees must be able deliver information clearly to a patient and, where appropriate, their carers and relatives; this must include the explanation of a diagnosis and its treatment options using appropriate terms. They must be sensitive to how the information is given and how it is being received. They must allow a patient to determine how much information they want and how quickly it should be shared. All trainees must provide information using appropriate terms and be sensitive to issues of ethnic, gender and religious diversity.  They should be able to use pictures, photographs and models to help the patient understand better.

Assessment

MSF,   end of year  2-3/4 review/COECSA exams

Target Year of Achievement

Year 3 with annual reviews

Related Learning Outcomes

COM1-COM14

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