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J Cancer Educ. 2002 Winter;17(4):196-200.

Development and implementation of a curriculum in communication skills and psycho-oncology for medical oncology fellows.

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  • 1Division of Hematology-Oncology, Department of Medicine, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, the Long Island Campus of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New Hyde Park, New York 11040, USA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Over a ten-year period, the authors developed and implemented a disease-trajectory-based curriculum in communication skills and psycho-oncology for oncology fellows.

METHODS:

The basic format is a weekly ward round centered on a patient interview and subsequent discussion. More recently, this has been supplemented by a written curriculum.

RESULTS:

Former fellows and current trainees perceive this training o be an important component of their overall training.

CONCLUSION:

This kind of curriculum is one effective model for teaching communication skills and psycho-oncology to medical oncology trainees.

PMID:
12556055
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