Palliative care clinical evaluation exercise (CEX)


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Tool focus: Assessment

Communication topics:
End of life care

Type of tool: Assessment

Year of publication: 2005

Language: English

Professions in which tool to be used: Medicine

Level of learner: Postgraduate

Goals/Educational objectives:
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

References:
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.

HPCCC Core curriculum objectives

A. Communication with patients:
Breaking bad news, Dealing with strong emotions

B. Intra- & interpersonal communication (professionalism & reflection):
Professionalism, Self awareness

C. Communication in healthcare teams (professional communication):

Simulated clinical encounter: No

Access: Public

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