Communication Skills for OSCEs

By Rachel Wamboldt and Niamh Loughran

Mar 2017 , 308 pp
ISBN 9781907904998
Price: £24.99, $44.99

Communication skills are the cornerstone of being a good doctor and there is a growing trend to incorporate these skills within the medical school curriculum. Medical students are normally well-versed in the medical knowledge needed for their OSCEs but often struggle with the key communication techniques required. This book helps to overcome this by combining a practical approach to communicating with the essential clinical knowledge needed for a successful consultation.  It is written by medical students and junior doctors for medical students and junior doctors.

Communication Skills for OSCEs is the first medical OSCEs book to focus on the key communication skills the medical student needs.

Communication Skills for OSCEs prepares you for the examination setting but, in doing so, also provides the building blocks for good communication skills throughout your career.

Amazon 5-star reviews:

“This book is essential for every single medical student's shelf!”

“A perfect resource for doing well in OSCEs, but also for clerking patients on the wards in clinical years. You would be missing out if you don't read this book as a medical student.”

“What a useful book! It has everything in it from general consultation skills to information on specific systems…”

Section 1: Introduction to communication skills
1. How to use this book and get the most out of role play  2. The importance of communication skills in healthcare
3. Application of the Calgary–Cambridge Model   4. General approach to information gathering   5. Information giving and shared decision making

Section 2: System-focused communication
6. Perfecting the systems review   7. Psychiatry   8. Neurology   9. Orthopaedics and rheumatology   10. Ophthalmology  11. Cardiovascular medicine  12. Respiratory medicine  13. Ears, nose and throat  14. Gastroenterology and hepatology  15. Nephrology and urology  16. Obstetrics and gynaecology  17. Dermatology 18. Endocrinology

Section 3: Special situations in communication
19. Older people’s medicine  20. Paediatrics  21. Taking a drug history   22. The consultation through an interpreter
23. Safeguarding vulnerable adults and children  24. Breaking bad news   25. Communicating error and conflict resolution   26. Communicating risk   27. Consenting for a procedure   28. Talking to colleagues 

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