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Context factors in general practitioner - patient encounters and their impact on assessing communication skills - an exploratory study

Essers, Geurt; Kramer, Anneke; Andriesse, Boukje; van Weel, Chris; van der Vleuten, Cees; van Dulmen, Sandra


BACKGROUND Assessment of medical communication performance usually focuses on rating generically applicable, well-defined communication skills. However, in daily practice, communication is determined by (specific) context factors, such as acquaintance with the patient, or the presented problem. Merely valuing the presence of generic skills may not do justice to the doctor's proficiency.Our aim was to perform an exploratory study on how assessment of general practitioner (GP) communication...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013-05-22
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Family Practice
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2296-14-65


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