Communication Skills Research Opportunity


Why: Effective healthcare communication provides better clinical outcomes, less malpractice claims, and most importantly, more satisfied patients and healthcare professionals! It also enhances peer collaboration, crucial in establishing a positive professional culture.

How: Communication is not an art, it is a science. We are not born with perfect communication. Communication is a set of skills that can be learned and taught. At RANZCR, we believe we can do better at teaching medical communication to healthcare professionals. How can we ensure that communication is taught as effectively as possible, both for our sake and for the well-being of our patients? With your support, this is what we aim to explore.

Why: This is an important opportunity for YOU to let us know about communication in your work environment. What works well? Where are there gaps? What improvements need to be considered? How can we design a dedicated communication curriculum fit for purpose? We welcome you to one of our focus group discussions which will be held at RANZCR’s ASM in Canberra next month.

Who: Open to all RANZCR trainees and consultants! The enthusiasts, the sceptics and everyone in between. The more voices we hear, the better!

While we cannot bribe you with wine or book vouchers we’d like to thank you for considering dedicating 45 minutes of your time to this important issue. For more information please click HERE


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Sessions will run at the following times;


Thursday 25th October – 10:30am–12:30pm (concurrent with Lung cancer session)

Friday 26th October – 8:30–10:00am (concurrent with Head & Neck cancer session) and 15:30-17:00pm (concurrent with GI cancer session)

Saturday 27th October (for consultants only due to Trainee Learning Day) – 10:30am-12:30pm (concurrent with Uro-oncology cancer session) and 3:30pm -5.00pm (concurrent with Breast cancer session)


For any enquiries about the focus group, please contact:
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