Cohort Study of Communication Skills in Medical Sciences | Abstract

International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)


Cohort Study of Communication Skills in Medical Sciences

Author(s):Naval Kishor Lodha*, Biram Chand Mewara and Krishna Murari

Introduction: “The art of medicine is intricately tied to the art of communication.” “Medicine is an artist whose magic and creative ability have long been recognized as residing in the interpersonal aspects of patientphysician relationship”.In traditional medical curricula, communication is not taught formally. Aim and Objectives: To study the perception of medical students about the usefulness of the communication skills lab. The perception of medical students about the use of communication skills lab. Materials and Methods: This observational study was carried out at the Communication Skills Medical Lab of Medical College. Feedback was obtained with the help of a prevalidated questionnaire from 100 final DMLT students about their perception of the utility of the module taught in the Communication Skills Medical Lab. Results: A total of 78.46% of students were of the idea that Communication Skills Medical Lab posting is a must for all medical undergraduates. 93.83% perceive that the module taught was very relevant and useful and were satisfied with the duration of the posting (81.47%). 78.46% of students experienced an improvement in their communication skills. More emphasis should be given to communication between doctor and patient. Conclusion: The students found the communication skills lab very useful. They desired more emphasis on communication between doctor and patient and sought more interactivity, and video demonstrations to be part of the module.

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