Communication skills in women's health care: helping students clarify values related to challenging topics in ob-gyn
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Medical Subject Headings
*Attitude of Health Personnel; Clinical Clerkship; Clinical Competence; *Communication; Curriculum; Female; Gynecology; Homosexuality, Female; Humans; Obstetrics; *Physician-Patient Relations; Pregnancy; *Prejudice; Risk-Taking; Sexual Behavior; Students, Medical; *Women's Health
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Describes a women's health curriculum for medical students, with the following goals: foster understanding of how biases may act as barriers to care; clarify values and strategize methods of meeting patients’ needs without compromising the provider’s values; offer opportunity for students to observe and critique counseling techniques used by experienced clinicians; review management options for patients faced with common, difficult situations; and, facilitate students’ confidence in dealing with similar situations in their later independent practice.
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Citation: Acad Med. 2001 May;76(5):509-10.