Educational Resources (GME)
John A. Burns School of Medicine
Health Sciences Library
Communication Tools: Communication is the cornerstone that builds and reinforces the relationship between provider and patient. This is a skill set that requires development and practice to be successful. The VitalTalk curriculum offers evidence-based training that “makes communication skills for serious illnesses learnable” with a goal to “empower clinicians and institutions” to have better conversations leading to better care for their patients and families.
The Hawaii VitalTalk Consortium is pleased to share two Hawaii-produced videos demonstrating communication tools that are included in the VitalTalk curriculum.
GUIDE Handout – A one-page talking map to “guide” discussions, helpful when breaking bad news
NURSE Handout – A one-page talking map useful when responding to emotions
Google Site for JABSOM – Residents as Teachers
Teaching Physician (for access, please contact your department administrator)
Institute for Healthcare Improvement(for access, please contact your department administrator)
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