It is often said that most ethics consultations are not about ethical dilemmas or even ethics in the strict definition, but result from breakdowns in communication. Here are resources to improve communication competence of health care providers. Please share additional resources you have by emailing MHECN@law.umaryland.edu.
American Medical Association (2006). An Ethical Force Program: Improving Communication, Improving Care.
Oncotalk. Website sponsored by the University of Washington to improve oncologists’ communication skills.
Palliative care providers and resources
ToughTalk. Teaching Module: Talking about Harmful Medical Errors with Patients.