Careers

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Careers Glossary of Terms

Some of the terms used in career support are understood in various ways; here are the definitions we use in HEE NW Careers.


Supervision of Less Than Full Time Trainees (LTFT)

HEE is committed to improving Junior Doctor’s working lives and championing flexible working more broadly. With work/life balance highlighted as a mounting concern to doctors in training, and the risk of “burnout” affecting recruitment and retention in some specialties the need for increased understanding and positive promotion of Less than Full Time Training is essential. 

Education Development (Autumn 2016 Issue)

Welcome to the third issue of Education Development, a newsletter update of workstreams, activities and events of the Education Development team at Health Education England’s North West Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education department.

This edition says a fond farewell to Professor Jacky Hayden who led the department for 20 years, and hello to the new Dean, Dr Jane Mamelok, who many of you will know from her various roles throughout her years here and most recently as Deputy Dean Primary Medical Care and Public Health.

Skills for communicating with Patients

This book is vital for health service managers and clinicians, in both purchaser and provider organizations, in community and hospital settings. It helps the reader understand the principles and purposes of casemix and provides practical examples of using casemix groupings to manage services better. Its lessons are not just for acute services, but provide a way of understanding the complete spectrum of services required for a wide range of conditions, from individuals at risk to those with irreversible and progressive disease.

Field guide to the difficult patient interview

Written by FW Platt and G Gordon; physicians skilled at coaching colleagues in physician-patient communication, this pocket guide presents practical strategies for handling a wide variety of difficult patient interviews. Each chapter presents a hypothetical scenario, describes effective communication techniques for each phase of the interaction, and identifies pitfalls to avoid. The presentation includes examples of physician-patient dialogue, illustrations showing body language, and key references.

Key Communication Skills

Article written by Peter Maguire & Cathryn Pitcealthy, published in the BMJ 28th September 2002 examines key communication skills required to be an outstanding communicator:  

"Good doctors communicate effectively with patients—they identify patients' problems more accurately, and patients are more satisfied with the care they receive. But what are the necessary communication skills and how can doctors acquire them?"



European Association for Communication in Healthcare

European Association for Communication in Healthcare - the professional organisation of researchers and teachers. Whether you are a researcher, teacher, practitioner or patient, or indeed all four, EACH exists to offer you support and help about all matters concerning communication in healthcare. 

www.each.eu

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