Evaluation of a practical approach to teaching about communication with terminal cancer patients

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  • J. L. ANDERSON

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    1. Department of Community Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
      Mr John L. Anderson, University of Hong Kong. Department of Community Medicine. Li Shu Fan Building. Sassoon Road. Hong Kong.
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Mr John L. Anderson, University of Hong Kong. Department of Community Medicine. Li Shu Fan Building. Sassoon Road. Hong Kong.

Summary

Teaching about communication between doctors and terminal cancer patients is problematic. A practical model that requires individual student problem-solving and group discussion with minimal staff involvement has been described. An evaluation showed that this model was effective in exposing students to different points of view, could result in changes in behaviour and was found to be interesting by the majority of students.

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