Psychodynamic aspects of communication skills training: a pilot study.

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Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Publications
Title
Psychodynamic aspects of communication skills training: a pilot study.
Journal
Supportive Care In Cancer
Author(s)
Favre N., Despland J.N., de Roten Y., Drapeau M., Bernard M., Stiefel F.
ISSN
0941-4355 (Print)
ISSN-L
0941-4355
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2007
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
15
Number
3
Pages
333-337
Language
english
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Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
GOALS OF WORK: Communication between patients and oncology clinicians is a key element of cancer care. Emotionally charged consultations may trigger clinicians' defense mechanisms, protecting them from painful emotions. Defense mechanisms, however, may also hamper the recognition of patients' suffering. This pilot study aims to explore clinicians' defense mechanisms observed in communication skills training (CST).
PATIENTS AND METHODS: A verbatim transcription of videotaped interviews with simulated patients were evaluated before (N=10) and after CST (N=10) with the defense mechanism rating scales (DMRS).
MAIN RESULTS: A wide variety of defense mechanisms were observed such as obsessional (e.g. intellectualisation) or disavowal (e.g. denial or projection). Immature defense mechanisms decreased after CST.
CONCLUSIONS: A wide variety of defense mechanisms are operant in oncology clinicians facing challenging interviews with simulated patients. Defense mechanisms may be modified by CST.
Keywords
Adaptation, Psychological, Adult, Clinical Competence, Communication, Defense Mechanisms, Education, Medical, Continuing, Female, Humans, Inservice Training, Interviews as Topic, Male, Medical Oncology/education, Middle Aged, Nurses/psychology, Patient Simulation, Physician-Patient Relations, Physicians/psychology, Pilot Projects, Reproducibility of Results, Statistics, Nonparametric, Switzerland
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