This course is designed for clinicians to help them develop skills for communicating effectively with patients about the risks and benefits of treatment options.
- Describe why it is important for clinicians to effectively communicate benefits, harms, trade-offs and uncertainties with patients.
- Explain the inter-relationship between shared decision making, evidence-based medicine and patient-centred care in the context of communicating benefits and harm.
- List key communication skills needed when talking with patients about evidence.
- Explain how to effectively communicate statistical information to patients.
- Outline the role of decision support tools, potential uses and where to locate them.
|Author:||Dr Raquel Newman, BVSc, MANZCVSc (Emergency and critical care), EMA
Professor Chris Del Mar, MD, FRACGP, FAFPHM
Professor Tammy Hoffmann, BOccThy (Hons), PhD
|Contributors and reviewers:||Professor Kirsten McCaffery, BSc (Hons), PhD
Dr Natalie Smith, MBBS, BSc (Med), FRCA (1993), FANZCA, Dip Medical Education
|Acknowledgements:||Risk Commuincation Project Steering Group
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
|Release date:||February, 2018||Revised date:||N/A|