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Module Reading List

Communication and Management Skills, 2017/18, Semester 2
Dr Tim Lee
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue
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Counselling Chapter 26, Community paediatrics, 2nd edn. Leon Polnay, David Hull, Churchill Livingstone

Effective communication skills for health professionalsPhilip Burnard, Chapman & Hall, London 1997

How to do it, Vol 1-3 BMJ 1995

Improving communication between doctors and patients : a report of a working party. Royal College of Physicians working party, March 1997

Working with others Bryce Taylor, Beechwood conference centre, Leeds LS8 2LQ

Teaching and training techniques for hospital doctorsTrevor Bailey and Michael Drury, Radcliffe Medical Press, 1998

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher EducationHeather Fry, Steve Ketteridge, Stephanie Marshall Chapter 7 Lecturing for Learning, Chapter 8 Teaching & Learning in Small Groups, Chapter 24 Key Aspects of Teaching & Learning in Medicine & Dentistry

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Go to http://www.bma.org.uk British Medical Association for

1. “Communication Skills Training for Doctors: an update” November 2004

This is a detailed report outlining the need for formal training in communication skills, for both under graduates and post graduates.

2. Go to the appropriate links for help with job planning and how to calculate PA’s for your post and the 2003 consultant contract.

Go to http://www.dh.gov.uk the Department of Health website for Information on appraisal and the national format used for completing consultant appraisals. Appraisal and job planning discussions should lead to agreement on a personal development plan (PDP). The Communication & Management Skills 2011-12 Page 14

documentation collected for appraisals will be required when revalidation by the GMC comes into effect, sometime soon.

Go to http://www.gmc-uk.org for

Management for Doctors (2006) a booklet outlining the competencies and standards that define a good manager.

Good medical practice(2006) describes what is expected of all doctors registered with the GMC.

0-18 years: Guidance for all doctors (2007): Doctors should always act in the best interests of children and young people. This should be the guiding principle in all decisions which may affect them. But identifying their best interests is not always easy. This is particularly the case in relation to treatment that does not have proven health benefits or when competent young people refuse treatment that is clearly in their medical interests. There can also be a conflict between child protection and confidentiality, both of which are vitally important to the welfare of children and young people.

Two other useful links on this site:

Confidentiality : protecting and providing information.

Concerns about doctors- How to complain

This list was last updated on 27/02/2012