Communication skills and GP's perception of quality

Main responsible Per Kristiansson.
Read about some of our projects below.

Communication skills 

Good communication skills have a positive impact on patient and physician encounters. Communication skills training including video supervision is therefore an important part of medical students’ education. The aim of the present study, which started during 2015, has been to train supervisors at primary health care centers, communication and supervision skills. Which improve the communication skills among the medical students. Regarding the students, they are told to make a video and show a patient encounter. During 2017 we are planning to evaluate the videos from 2016 and evaluate the statistic results. 

GPs’ perceptions of quality: A Grounded Theory project

Quality in family medicine is a contentious concept with clinical, ethical and political connotations, the real-world ramifications of which are considerable. The aim of this project is to develop a theory of quality in family medicine, consisting of an elucidation of the concept of quality from the point of view of general practitioners (GPs) and an empirical account of how they work toward quality. Because of our interest in understanding the challenges to quality that GPs face, the interactions that they are party to, the meanings that the various actors ascribe to their experiences and the processes through which quality is created, we have chosen a Straussian Grounded Theory (GT) methodology. Data is generated through unstructured in-depth interviews with and observations of GPs and GP residents in their work. In accordance with GT, data generation, analysis and theory building are carried out in parallel and iteratively. Participants are recruited through various GP networks.

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