Thank you for joining and participating in the session today.
In RRR we discussed:
- HIV – transmission & prevention
- Head injuries – effects / damage
The Communication scenario discussed today was of a 10.5 year old child with trisomy 21. There a number of comorbidities and his parent had come with a number of concerns. Dr S was in the hot seat. Dr J was a superb role player. Dr S made a very good attempt. Dr P and all others gave feedback from an examiner perspective.
The are learning points are:
- Read information provided VERY CAREFULLY
- Do not create finding NOT mentioned.
- Basic communication – be aware of your ‘habitual’ speech – ‘yes – yes’…
- Do not call role player ‘mother’ or ‘father’ in introductions.
- Address them as Sir / Mam – What can I call you?
- Let the RP – speak and give all their points before interfering.
- Note their concerns and then address them one by one.
- You do not need to give details explanations.
- remember 30 sec rule. Do not make it a MONOLOGUE.
- Long monologues – you will be providing unnecessary information
- Likely to make mistakes – unnecessarily.
- Avoid jargons
- Do NOT forget to Summarize at 6 min knock
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