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Healthcare Communication Program cases

Motivational interviewing

  • Smoking Cessation
  • GDM behavioral
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Marijuana use – pediatric
  • Marijuana use – adult

Breaking bad news

  • Death notification of parent
  • Breast cancer
  • Down syndrome diagnosis
  • Death notification of child
  • Fetal loss
  • Trisomy 21
  • Brain death
  • Lung cancer
  • STD
  • Dementia
  • Colon cancer

End of life

  • Seizures
  • Lung cancer (end stage)
  • Family decision
  • Kidney cancer
  • Patient-centered goals of care
  • Futile treatment

Informed consent

  • C-Section/tubal ligation
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • GI bleed
  • Clinical trial
  • Colonoscopy

Interprofessional communication

  • Nurse and resident
  • Respiratory distress
  • Struggling learner
  • Labor and delivery
  • Coaching session

Angry patient or family

  • Angry patient-inpatient pain-opioid user
  • Inpatient pain-urology (kidney stones)
  • Angry patient – abdominoplasty

Basic communication skills

  • Spiritual care – amputation
  • Dentistry
  • Appendicitis
  • Spiritual care – hip fracture
  • Spiritual care – wicca
  • Breast Surgery – plastic surgery
  • Medication counseling
  • Asthma (pediatric)
  • Pediatric dentistry
  • Amputation (podiatry)

Negotiation of plan of care

  • MS - adult
  • MS – 20-year-old
  • Teen pregnancy
  • Hospital discharge
  • Domestic violence counseling
  • Patient requests opiate
  • Severe opioid use disorder
  • Severe opioid use disorder (GYN)
  • Severe opioid use disorder (hem/onc)
  • Patient requests MRI

Hidden agenda

  • Domestic violence screening
  • Domestic violence screening and counseling (GYN)

Disclosure of error

  • Transplant case
  • Central line
  • CANDOR
  • Liver transplant – ICU fellow
  • Rheumatology

H & P skills

  • Shortness of breath
  • Post-op DVT
  • Appendicitis
  • Competency to stand trial (psychiatry)
  • Fatigue and hypotension
  • Shortness of breath-Myasthenia/PE
  • Headache
  • Suicide
  • GBS