Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Readiness to realize the skills of professional communication among senior students of a medical university

Year: 2018, volume 14 Issue: №4 Pages: 691-695
Heading: Sociology of Medicine Article type: Original article
Authors: Shemetova G.N., Sidorova N.V., Gubanova G.V.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University

Aim: to assess the readiness for effective communication of senior students of medical university. Material and Methods. A survey of 158 students of the 5th and 6th courses of the medical faculty of SSMU was conducted in February 2017 according to the original questionnaire aimed at assessing the theoretical knowledge in the field of communication and readiness to communicate with patients in practice. Results. The study revealed a number of problematic issues related to the communicative competence of senior students of the medical University. Most respondents (88%) rated their training in communication technologies as high and sufficient, and knowledge of theoretical issues does not always meet the requirements of today. Despite the support of the majority of students for a paternalistic approach to the relationship between the doctor and the patient (44% in general, 94,7% among sixth- year students), many respondents (85%) agreed with the involvement of the patient in the process of discussing the planned diagnostic and therapeutic measures, more than half of the students (57,6%) expressed a desire to undergo additional training on the basics of communication. Conclusion. In accordance with the new challenges in the native health care training of graduates of medical universities should include the formation and improvement of communicative competence with the realization that in the modern system of relations the Central person is a patient with his problems and

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