Learning a complex skill: communication
￼￼Acquisition of communication skills in postgraduate training for general practice
AWM Kramer, H Düsman, LHC Tan, JJM Jansen, R Grol, CPM Van der Vleuten
Medical Education 38 (2), 158-167.
This study raised a few eye-brows with the puzzling finding that communication does not grow across 3 years of intense communication training in general practice. What is wrong here? Back to the drawing board!
How doctors move from generic goals to specific communicative behavior in real practice consultations
W Veldhuijzen, K Mogendorff, P Ram, T Van der Weijden, G Elwyn, C Van der Vleuten
Patient Education and Counseling 90 (2), 170-176.
Communication is not a generic skill, but a highly contextual one, all depending the goals of the encounter.
Context factors in consultations of general practitioner trainees and their impact on communication assessment in the authentic setting
G Essers, A Kramer, B Andriesse, C Van Weel, C Van der Vleuten, A Kramer
BMC Family Practice 14 (1), 65.
The context therefore has an impact on the assessment of communication skills.
Doctor–patient communication in Southeast Asia: a different culture?
M Claramita, MDF Nugraheni, J Van Dalen, C Van der Vleuten
Advances in Health Sciences Education 18 (1), 15-31.
Communication is also highly dependent on the cultural context.
Introducing a Partnership Doctor-Patient communication guide for teachers in the culturally hierarchical context of Indonesia
M Claramita, AP Susilo, M Kharismayekti, D, Jan Van Dalen, C Van der Vleuten
Education for Health 26 (3), 147.
Communication training needs to be adapted to the cultural context. This is a model for South-East Asia.
Residents’ perceived barriers to communication skills learning: Comparing two medical working contexts in postgraduate training
V van den Eertwegh, J Van Dalen, S Van Dulmen, C Van der Vleuten, A scherpbier
Patient Education and Counseling 95 (1), 91-97.
This study beautifully shows how communication skills are fostered, learned, internalized and clinically used in a versatile way as part of a flexible clinical repertoire of the professional.