All clinicians in Scotland are asked to practice “Realistic Medicine” including talking about risks, benefits and limitations of treatment and care options. This half day interactive workshop for consultants, senior trainees, nurses and other AHPs (Band 6+), will support participants to have realistic conversations about care. Helping patients to feel empowered to discuss their treatment options fully and be at the centre of decisions about their care.
This workshop is free to NHS Borders staff. Please complete the online application form to register your interest.
Participants will work in a small peer group to address the challenges around shared decision making. Working together they will practice more effective ways to:
• Communicate information about risk clearly and effectively with a wide range of patients and families.
• Communicate the benefits and limitations of treatment in a balanced way.
• Manage patients and families who have unrealistic expectations of treatment and outcomes.
• Use decision aids to support effective communication and complex shared decision-making.
• Respond to complaints about clinical decision-making and consent.
• Review current practice in communication about treatment related decision-making and consent
• Describe and communicate information about risk clearly and effectively
• Discuss treatment options, benefits and limitations, taking a person-centred perspective
• Respond to people with unrealistic expectations of treatment and outcomes.
• Use decision aids to support effective communication and shared decision-making (see Resources).
• Respond to complaints about decision-making and consent
Lecture Theatre, Borders General Hospital
Date: 15 May 2024
Time: 09:00 - 12:00
Megan Hume is a Locum Consultant in Acute Medicine at the Borders General Hospital. She has an interest in medical education, in particular simulation teaching and human factors. She completed the EC4H Clinical Communication Tutor training in 2019
Michelle is a Palliative Care Nurse at Borders General Hospital. Working as a nurse in Palliative Care since 2004 has underpinned the fundamentals of Michelle’s communication skills. Seeing the importance of knowing how individuals communicate led Michelle to extend her skills through advancing her communication skills and delivering communication skills as a facilitator. NMC Pin is 98J0101S