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Improving Pathologists' Communication Skills

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Improving Pathologists' Communication Skills
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The AMA Journal of Ethic, August 2016
DOI 10.1001/journalofethics.2016.18.8.medu1-1608
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The 2015 Institute of Medicine report on diagnostic error has placed a national spotlight on the importance of improving communication among clinicians and between clinicians and patients [1]. The report emphasizes the critical role that communication plays in patient safety and outlines ways that pathologists can support this process. Despite recognition of communication as an essential element in patient care, pathologists currently undergo limited (if any) formal training in communication skills. To address this gap, we at the University of Washington Medical Center developed communication training with the goal of establishing best practice procedures for effective pathology communication. The course includes lectures, role playing, and simulated clinician-pathologist interactions for training and evaluation of pathology communication performance. Providing communication training can help create reliable communication pathways that anticipate and address potential barriers and errors before they happen.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 10 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 4 40%
Student > Bachelor 2 20%
Student > Postgraduate 1 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 10%
Unknown 2 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 60%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 1 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 10%
Unknown 2 20%