Advanced Clinical Communication Tutor Training Workshop

21 Mar 2023 09:15 - 16:30 Royal Infirmary Edinburgh £330

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A two day advanced clinical communication workshop for EC4H tutors. Participants must attend both dates:

Tuesday 21st March 2023

Wednesday 22nd March 2023

Workshop Overview

Communication education is delivered most effectively using experiential teaching and learning methods that allow clinicians to integrate their existing knowledge and experiences with new approaches. This national tutors’ training workshop offers experienced clinical teachers the opportunity to review and develop their teaching and enable them to work as advanced communication course tutors. Those who complete the workshop and subsequent supervised teaching practice will be eligible to join the national EC4H tutors’ network if their employer holds an EC4H licence.

Learning Outcomes

This tutor training workshop enables clinical teachers to:
• Review and critique their own approaches to communicating with patients, their relatives & colleagues
• Explain and demonstrate the importance of taking account of the perspectives & goals of both interviewer and interviewee in clinical practice and teaching
• Describe and identify key communication skills and strategies for addressing challenging interviews
• Discuss and apply adult learning theories in communication teaching including action learning, constructivism, and reflective practice
• Identify personal learning objectives as a tutor and develop strategies for addressing these within a peer learning group
• Exchange ideas and experiences with other communication tutors
• Critique and apply relevant literature on effective communication including internationally recognised models and consensus statements
• Use and evaluate experiential approaches to teaching and learning communication
o Interactive demonstration
o Participant role play
o Constructive, outcome focused, behavioural feedback

Royal Infirmary Edinburgh

Advanced Clinical Communication Tutor Training Workshop

Date: 21 Mar 2023
Time: 09:15 - 16:30

Tutor team

Dr Belinda Hacking

EC4H Lead Tutor

Dr Belinda Hacking set up EC4H in 2002. She has worked with professionals in healthcare across the UK developing the EC4H coaching and training programmes in clinical communication. Belinda was trained by the late Professor Maguire in communication training. Her clinical role is as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Director of Psychology for NHS Lothian. Belinda has a special interest in shared decision-making in healthcare. British Psychological Society membership: 33194

Dr Frances Yuille

Senior Tutor

Dr Frances Yuille was a consultant clinical oncologist at the Beatson Cancer Centre in Glasgow before moving to her current post at the Edinburgh Cancer Centre.  She was one of the senior clinicians involved in developing the postgraduate communication education programme in SE Scotland. She has been a senior tutor since 2004.  Frances teaches a range of postgraduate courses and undergraduates at the University of Edinburgh. GMC number: 3249312