Communication Skills

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Explaining Your Cervical Smear Result

Explaining Your Cervical Smear Results Communication Skills Author – Kalyani Shinkar  Editor – Mohona Sengupta Last updated 26/05/24 Table of Contents Introduction The cervical smear test, also known as a Pap smear or Pap test, is a screening test used to detect abnormal cells on the cervix. Explaining an abnormal cervical smear test is a common …

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Consent

Consent Communication Skills Author – Salma Salem  Editor – Mohona Sengupta Last updated 26/03/24 Table of Contents Introduction Consent is an important aspect of medical practice. It is a requirement in everyday practice as part of examining patients, performing investigations and procedures as well as overall health decisions. Types of Consent Consent may be given in different …

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HIV Counselling

HIV Counselling Communication Skills Author – Mohona Sengupta  Editor – James Mackintosh Last updated 04/02/24 Table of Contents Introduction Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system which makes it more vulnerable to infections and diseases which can be life threatening. HIV is primarily spread through sexual contact, sharing of needles and from mother …

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Fraser Guidelines

Fraser Guidelines Communication Guides Author – Mohona Sengupta  Editor – James Mackintosh Last updated 10/10/23 Table of Contents Introduction As future healthcare providers, medical students bear a responsibility to respect and safeguard the rights of their patients, especially when it comes to sensitive matters such as consent for medical treatment. Fraser Guidelines, established in 1985, …

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Difficulty Breastfeeding

Difficulties in Breastfeeding Communication Guides Author – Mohona Sengupta  Editor – James Mackintosh Last updated 10/10/23 Table of Contents Introduction Breastfeeding is often regarded as vital component of baby and maternal bonding, yet many new mothers may face challenges in establishing breastfeeding due to various reasons. As healthcare professionals, it is imperative to understand the …

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Contraception Counselling

Contraception Counselling Communication Guides Author – Mohona Sengupta  Editor – James Mackintosh Last updated 10/10/23 Table of Contents Introduction Contraception is a critical aspect of reproductive health care. With a variety of methods available, it is important for healthcare providers to effectively counsel patients about the options available and help them choose a method that …

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HIV Counselling

HIV Counselling Communication Guides Author – Mohona Sengupta  Editor – James Mackintosh Last updated 20/05/23 Table of Contents Introduction Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system which makes it more vulnerable to infections and diseases which can be life threatening. HIV is primarily spread through sexual contact, sharing of …

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