publication . Article . 2011

Communication Skills among Surgical Trainees: Perceptions of Residents in a Teaching Hospital in Northern Nigeria

Abdulrasheed Ibrahim; ZI Delia; Malachy E Asuku; Tukur Dahiru;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2011 Journal: Nigerian Journal of Surgery, volume 17 (issn: 1117-6806, eissn: 1117-6806, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: African Journals Online (AJOL)
Abstract
Objective Communication between the surgeon and the patient is a core clinical skill. The ability to communicate with patients and their family members is very important in the optimum care of the surgical patient. Few studies have assessed communication between surgical trainees and their patients in sub-Saharan Africa. In response to this, the communication skills of residents in the department of surgery were evaluated to determine their perception of competency and perceived need for training in communication skills as a basis for developing an effective education programme. Method A survey of patient care - related communication skills among surgery residen...
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Medical Subject Headings: educationbehavioral disciplines and activities
free text keywords: surgical trainees, Life skills, Northern nigeria, Perception, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Skills management, Nursing, Medicine, business.industry, business, Clinical skills, Competence (human resources), Teaching hospital, Communication skills, lcsh:Surgery, lcsh:RD1-811
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