Development and preliminary evaluation of communication skills training program for oncologists based on patient preferences for communicating bad news.

@article{Fujimori2014DevelopmentAP,
  title={Development and preliminary evaluation of communication skills training program for oncologists based on patient preferences for communicating bad news.},
  author={Maiko Fujimori and Yuki Shirai and Mariko Asai and Nobuya Akizuki and Noriyuki Katsumata and Kaoru Kubota and Yosuke Uchitomi},
  journal={Palliative & supportive care},
  year={2014},
  volume={12 5},
  pages={379-86}
}
OBJECTIVE The purposes of this study were to develop a communication skills training (CST) workshop program based on patient preferences, and to evaluate preliminary feasibility of the CST program on the objective performances of physicians and the subjective ratings of their confidence about the communication with patients at the pre- and post-CST. METHODS The CST program was developed, based on the previous surveys on patient preferences (setting up the supporting environment of the… CONTINUE READING