Hi Geurt I have just run two two hour sessions on communication skills. One was on BBN and the other was on Open Disclosure. I had 8 students for the first session and six for the second one. I have to say it was hard going on me however the feedback from the students was excellent. I got them to do some reading of slides in advance and then we started with some feedback about that and then a discussion of the issues important to the topic. I finished off with a few role plays with me as the patient. I wonder would it work to get students to roleplay together and somehow I doubt it. You could have a simulated patient present also. hope thats helpful. I’m looking forward to seeing the document that Marcy and Sandra are working on about this. the next challenge is going to be how to assess the communication skills online!
Hello. In case people have not seen them, Sandra Winterburn and I with help from colleagues have put together some guides for teaching communication online. They can be found at the top of the EACH covid 19 pageEACH covid-19 resource page
We’d be pleased for any feedback or additional ideas. Hope to post some brief videos on the topic next week. Wishing everyone well.