Communication skills training and clinicians' defenses in oncology: an exploratory, controlled study.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_8E8F69E6B704
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Communication skills training and clinicians' defenses in oncology: an exploratory, controlled study.
Périodique
Psycho-Oncology
Auteur(s)
Bernard M., de Roten Y., Despland J.N., Stiefel F.
ISSN
1057-9249
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2010
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
19
Numéro
2
Pages
209-215
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Objective: The underlying mechanisms modifying clinician's communication skills by means of communication skills training (CST) remain unknown. Defense mechanisms, defined as psychological processes protecting the individual against emotional stress, may be a mediating factor of skills improvement.Methods: Using an adapted version of the Defense Mechanism Rating Scale-Clinician, this study evaluated clinicians' defense mechanisms and their possible modification after CST. Interviews with simulated patients of oncology clinicians (N=57) participating in CST (pre-/post-CST with a 6-month interval) were compared WITH interviews with the same simulated patients of oncology clinicians (N=56) who did not undergo training (T1 and T2 with a 6-month interval).Results: Results showed (i) a high number (mean=16, SD=6) and variety of defenses triggered by the 15-min interviews, (ii) no evolution difference between groups, and (iii) an increase in mature defenses after CST for clinicians with an initial higher level of defensive functioning.Conclusions: This is the first study describing clinicians' defensive functioning; results indicate a possible mediating role of defenses in clinician-patient communication.
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Web of science
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21/07/2009 12:40
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20/08/2019 14:52
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