Palliative Care Clinical Evaluation Exercise (CEX)

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Language: English

Profession: Medicine

Level of Learner: Postgraduate

Type of Tool: Assessment Tool - Observer, Assessment Tool - Self-Assessment

Assessment Topic(s): Observer, Self

What to Teach / Assess Topic(s): Challenging situations

Brief description:

Two instruments for the observation and self-assessment of provider-patient/family interview in palliative care. Logfile for observers for different interview characteristics (e.g. Discussion Characteristics, Number of Persons Present, Patient Characteristics, Quality of Intern Discussion) Self-assessment questionnaire about the self-perceived confidence in conducting an interview about end-of-life issues using a 5-point scale or yes/no options Topic covered: Breaking bad news, discussing do-not-resuscitate orders Reference: Han PK, Keranen LB, Lescisin DA, Arnold RM. The palliative care Clinical Evaluation Exercise (CEX): an experience-based intervention for teaching end-of life communication skills. Acad Med. 2005;80(7):669-676.

Author(s) and Affiliation(s): Han PK Keranen LB Lescisin DA Arnold RM