Dear All

Thank you for your participation in the session today.

In RRR we discussed:

  • UTI in children Diagnosis
  • Brain death
  • Breast Feeding – advantages & disadvantages

The Communication scenario was discussion with parent of a child admitted with severe head injuries following a Road Traffic Accident. Request for organ donation. Dr J was superb Role player bringing out all the emotions to play. Dr P and Dr M took the hotseat. The scenario was done well and there were was very appropriate comments & feedback from nominated examiners.

Learning points are:

  • Read the introduction very carefully and keep the task in mind.
  • After introductions check Role Players understanding to the point of discussion …
  • Avoid monologue – Role player to speak instead of you initially
  • 30 Sec Rule is GOLD
  • Address their concerns and points raised
  • Avoid jargon
  • Communication is MORE of a Listening Station
  • When you TALK – you are more likely to make mistakes!!
  • Be aware of your ‘cultural annotations’ …
  • ”Are you OK?” after giving Bad information
  • When giving Definite diagnosis … ‘Do NOT think.’
  • Be Empathic
  • It is not about letting RP know ALL that you know.
  • ‘Ray of Hope for some even in this ‘grave and sad’ time.

Please visit to add your comments or points I may have missed.

Anil Garg