Dear All

Thank you for participating in the session today.

In RRR we discussed:

  • Seizures in a 5 day old baby
  • Limp in 4 year old
  • Recurrent Abdominal pain in 9 year old

The Communication scenario was to speak with your colleague FY2 / SHO who wishes to discuss an Audit project that needs to be completed as part of their Foundation Year training. Dr I & then Dr S took the hot seat and Dr P was a good Role Player. A good attempt was made but there was some common errors which will significantly reduce marks.

There were common errors of Not giving Role Player time to speak of their concerns and listening to what they say. This lead to Candidates proceeding on their agenda and MISSING the point of the scenario.

Learning points are:

  • Give Role player time to speak first to narrate their ‘concerns’.
  • Hear Role Player OUT even if it takes 2 minutes – DO NOT interrupt – note their points.
  • Ice breakers are useful to build rapport – behave appropriately if scenario says you know them
  • Communication is a 2 way process – do NOT make it a Monologue
  • Role player’s will be looking for ‘cues’ you are listening also.
  • Do not beat around the bush – say what is required – Hit the Nail on the Head.
  • If some information is WRONG – point it out.
  • ‘Metformin will not work for children’ / Children and Adult diabetes are different.
  • Do not be patronising to Role Player
  • Audit & Research are important topics – look them up.

Vist to add your comments or add points I may have missed.

Next week we will be covering video station.

Anil Garg