A map for introducing aspects of ‘communication in health care teams’ into the curriculum

Further analysis of our survey of clinical educators and academic staff provide insight as to consider introducing specific skills into a curriculum.

Results for Domain 3: Communication in health care teams 

 PRECLINICAL

The student:

 

 C1:  perceives and respects individuality, subjective perception, different points of view of team members and the expertise of the different health professions

C7: understands the principles of team dynamics and how factors both support and inhibit teamwork in practice.

C10: gives clear instructions.

C11: ensures that all relevant information is available.

C13: maintains clear, appropriate records (written or electronic) of clinical encounters and plans.

MID CLINICAL

The student:

C3: uses feedback rules (e.g. first-person-statements) and gives feedback to team-members appropriately.

C9: reflects on the impact of own opinion on others and takes this into account.

 

LATE CLINICAL

The student:

C4: is able to solve conflicts and enables a constructive negotiation in a healthcare team

 INDETERMINATE (PRECLINICAL/MIDCLINICAL) I.E. NO CLEAR DIFFERENCES IN NUMBER OF RESPONSES ACROSS THESE CATEGORIES

The student:

C2: contributes to a positive working atmosphere (e.g. supports and integrates team members, mentions the positive side of unpleasant aspects, values team-success).

C5: takes on, clarifies and reflects on own role and responsibilities in the team (e.g. team vs. team-player, leader) and identifies the role of own profession in an inter-professional team.

C6: specifies and appreciates own potential with regard to the team and is willing and able to work with others.

 

INDETERMINATE (MID CLINICAL/LATE CLINICAL) I.E. NO CLEAR DIFFERENCES IN NUMBER OF RESPONSES ACROSS THESE CATEGORIES

The student:

 C15: identifies and is knowledgeable of how to refer to people/institutions/agencies that can help to solve problems appropriate to the situation.

INDETERMINATE (PRE CLINICAL/LATE CLINICAL) I.E. NO CLEAR DIFFERENCES IN NUMBER OF RESPONSES ACROSS THESE CATEGORIES

The student:

C8: identifies own interests and distinguishes these from the team goals.

C14: presents expert knowledge effectively (e.g. presenting a patient and clinical details to others, speaking in front of a group, presenting scientific data).