Intensive communication skills teaching for specialist training in palliative medicine: development and evaluation of an experiential workshop.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Journal of palliative medicine, Volume 15, Issue 5, p.585-91 (2012)


2012, Clinical Research Division, June 2012


The Australasian Chapter of the Palliative Medicine (AChPM) Curriculum Development Group identified communication as a core skill that trainees in palliative medicine need to acquire, and proposed the development of a communication skills workshop that should become a compulsory part of training to achieve accreditation as a palliative medicine specialist in Australia and New Zealand. This paper describes the development and subsequent evaluation of this module.