Actors from Croatia, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia participated in the "Simulated Patient" Training in Vienna.
The professional trainers, Kim Taylor and Beverley Dean from UK explained how to create and develop the Patient-Character using experiential learning and feedback training.
The trained actors will support the oncologist trainers (doctors) with role-play during the planned national communication trainings.
Oncologists of 9 different countries participated in the Train-the-Trainer Seminar in Vienna.
Paul Kinnersley, Professor and Director of Clinical Skills, Cardiff University and Sandra Winterburn, Senior Lecturer and Lead for Communication Skills, University of East Anglia explained the importance of the consultation structure and skills as well as training methods.
The oncologists transferred the knowledge into practice using role-play with patient actors and videos.
In 2018 the participants will train collegues in the different countries and the trainings will be organized by the patient organizations.
70% of oncologists are interested in the art of communication in medicine
Report of interactive session at WCLC in Dec. 2016, Vienna.