Core components of Communication Skills Training in oncology: A synthesis of the literature contrasted with consensual recommendations.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_2E28581FAA2D
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Letter (letter): Communication to the publisher.
Collection
Publications
Title
Core components of Communication Skills Training in oncology: A synthesis of the literature contrasted with consensual recommendations.
Journal
European journal of cancer care
Author(s)
Stiefel F., de Vries M., Bourquin C.
ISSN
1365-2354 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0961-5423
Publication state
Published
Issued date
07/2018
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
27
Number
4
Pages
e12859
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Systematic Review
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
This systematic review synthesises the literature on Communication Skills Training (CST) programmes for oncology professionals to identify their core components and compare them with the recommendations formulated in a position paper based on a European expert consensus meeting. A systematic literature search was conducted using MEDLINE (OVID and PUBMED), CINAHL, EMBASE, PSYCHINFO, Web of Science and the Cochrane Library. The analytic approach relied on an a priori framework based on the position paper's recommendations, generating several themes. Forty-nine articles were included. The CST programmes reported between 2010 and 2016 were heterogeneous. Some recommendations, especially those regarding content and pedagogic tools, were followed by most providers, while others, such as setting, objectives and participants, were not. This synthesis raises questions on how CST programmes are conceived and how they could or should be conceived in future. While medicine, especially clinical communication, is socially and culturally embedded, some recommendations regarding CST programmes seem to be universally valuable, contributing to ensure quality and enhanced credibility, and thus endorsement and sustained implementation, of CST programmes in the oncology setting.
Keywords
Clinical Competence, Communication, Consensus, Curriculum, Humans, Medical Oncology/education, Oncology Nursing/education, Professional Competence, Communication Skills Training, core components, oncology, postgraduate education, recommendations
Pubmed
Web of science
Create date
11/06/2018 15:47
Last modification date
20/08/2019 14:12
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