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Medical students' skills and needs for training in breaking bad news.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23055132     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study assessed medical students' perception of individual vs. group training in breaking bad news (BBN) and explored training needs in BBN. Master-level students (N = 124) were randomised to group training (GT)-where only one or two students per group conducted a simulated patient (SP) interview, which was discussed collectively with the faculty-or individual training (IT)-where each student conducted an SP interview, which was discussed during individual supervision. Training evaluation was based on questionnaires, and the videotaped interviews were rated using the Roter Interaction Analysis System. Students were globally satisfied with the training. Still, there were noticeable differences between students performing an interview (GT/IT) and students observing interviews (GT). The analysis of the interviews showed significant differences according to scenarios and to gender. Active involvement through SP interviews seems required for students to feel able to reach training objectives. The evaluation of communication skills, revealing a baseline heterogeneity, supports individualised training.
Friedrich Stiefel; Céline Bourquin; Carine Layat; Sara Vadot; Raphael Bonvin; Alexandre Berney
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1543-0154     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cancer Educ     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-27     Completed Date:  2013-09-12     Revised Date:  2013-12-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8610343     Medline TA:  J Cancer Educ     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  187-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Internship and Residency / standards*
Physician-Patient Relations
Professional Competence / standards*
Students, Medical / psychology*
Terminally Ill*
Truth Disclosure*

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