In the February issue of Patient Education & Counseling professor Anders Bærheim at the University of Bergen criticizes a previous work by Fossli Jensen et al in which a crossover randomized controlled trial was used to demonstrate the effect of a course in clinical communication. His point is that a crossover study is inadequate as this type of study requires that the situation at the start of the second intervention should be equal to the situation at the start of the first intervention. Read our response here.
We have now updated the resources on this website with several new links. There is a link for French speaking doctors, as well as English language links to websites in Australia and the USA that have excellent teaching material about communication in the emergency department, with cancer patients, and for doctors that do not have English as first language.