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ERIC Number: EJ1159737
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Professional Interactions: Negotiation and Expression for Future Physicians and Healthcare Providers
Pan, Andrew J.; Pan, Aaron J.; Leary, Kimberlyn R.
Universal Journal of Educational Research, v5 n11 p2101-2106 2017
The rapid pace of change in medicine requires doctors to be effective conflict mediators and negotiators in the clinical workplace, and a multitude of research connects strong physician-patient communication to improved patient outcomes. Disparities in such skills exist among medical students and professionals, and are neither taught nor evaluated in a standardized fashion in U.S. medical school curriculums. A structured course would benefit patients by providing protected time for medical students to refine these skills. Our proposed course, titled "Professional Interactions: Negotiation and Expression for Future Physicians and Healthcare Providers" and referred to hereafter as PINE, is outlined here to provide a starting point for those seeking to create or supplement a similar course at their institutions. PINE, ideally, would tap the multidisciplinary expertise of leaders in medicine, the humanities, business, local community organizations, and education to facilitate student engagement with a variety of topics in interpersonal communication and negotiation.
Descriptors: Interaction, Communication Skills, Interpersonal Competence, Interpersonal Relationship, Skill Development, Educational Needs, Medical Education, Undergraduate Study, Behavioral Objectives, Interprofessional Relationship, Conflict Resolution
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