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Amini S B, Keshmiri F, Soltani Arabshahi K, Shirazi M. Development and validation of the inter-professional collaborator communication skill core competencies. RJMS. 2014; 20 (115) :8-16
URL: http://rjms.iums.ac.ir/article-1-2921-en.html
Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Abstract:   (4527 Views)
 

Background: Development of a core competency of inter-professional education is key step in the implementation of inter professional education and team-based care. The purpose of this research was to develop a validated set of inter professional collaborator communication skill core competencies compatible with the Iranian culture.

 

Methods: This study was qualitative, and conducted in two phases. In the first phase, a 28 item framework of the inter-professional collaborator communication skill core competencies set was developed and the Delphi round of experts was undertaken to validate these competencies. In the second phase, the validated competencies were evaluated for clarity and utility in medical science curriculum.

 

Results: The finding of the Delphi round led to the 24 item framework in 4 core themes of inter professional collaborative communication skill competency. In the second phase, mean of utility competency themes showed structured communication (4.77±0.22), communication strategies (4.63±0.24), communication with patient and family (4.63±0.20), and communication with colleagues (4.52±0.32). Overall 17 communication competencies had an average score greater than 4.5.

 

Conclusions: Development of inter-professional communication competency is the essential step in order to fulfill inter-professional collaboration and patient safety. So, it is necessary to be considered in health care curriculum.

 
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: medical education

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