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1 Healthy Communication In A Technological Age Sage Wexner, RN, MS4 Andreea Seritan, MD University of California, Davis

2 Objectives Increase awareness of new communication technology in medical educationIncrease awareness of new communication technology in medical education Recognize dysfunctional communicationRecognize dysfunctional communication Learn strategies for improving communicationLearn strategies for improving communication

3 Communication in medicine From the AMA’s website: – –“Providing quality health care depends on the clinician’s ability to adequately communicate diagnosis and treatment programs, as well as furnish appropriate health education information.”

4 Failures in communication can be disastrous… Crew Resource Management "Actually, these conditions don't look very good at all, do they?"

5 Communication in medical education Lectures Small groups Standardized patient interviews Role-playing

6 New communication technology Social networking sites Cellular phones Texting Text paging Twitter YouTube *Launch was amazing! 7.7 million pounds of thrust, mach 25, microgravity in less than 9 minutes! Awesome. *Spacewalks are complete. Was fantastic experience. Can’t wait to share photos. Houston from 210 miles looked great.

7 Medical students and new communication technology Device use high but heterogeneous – –97.3% with unrestricted access to mobile phone – –78.3% with no access to PDA devices Texting for improved medical outcomes Concerns, especially with social networking sites – –Professionalism – –Potential for privacy violations

8 Intersection of medicine and new communication technology Ask WebMD your PMD Online surveys

9 Wellness implications… Sticks and stones can break my bones, but how can pixels hurt me?: students experiences with cyber-Bullying – –Cassidy, W. et al, School Psychology Int’l, 2009 “Girl, 13, commits suicide after being cyber-bullied by neighbor posing as teenage boy,” Nov. 2007

10 Why have a workshop on this topic? ZOMG! U R not gona blieve h0w m4Ny ways there are to 741k these days. o.OBut n00bs get K0nFU53D. + we r alredy 57r3553d. we shd ph1gr a m0r uB3r ch4t & b gd. Y? Kk, l8tr, gtg.ZOMG! U R not gona blieve h0w m4Ny ways there are to 741k these days. o.OBut n00bs get K0nFU53D. + we r alredy 57r3553d. we shd ph1gr a m0r uB3r ch4t & b gd. Y? Kk, l8tr, gtg.

11 Do we mean to sound the way we are heard? Improving our communication skills How do we change our choice of words, emphasis, tone… – –When face to face? – –When on the telephone? – –When ing?

12 VERY IMPORTANT!!! Ms. Sager, You have a library book that is 365 days overdue. You had a chance to renew it but that date has passed. This is a “big” deal…. Earlier this week we were making students fill out extra class evaluations to “punish” them. Bring back BOOK IMMEDIATELY! Bob Smith Office of Bibliographic Corrections

13 How would you…? Tell your friend that you were excited?Tell your friend that you were excited? Tell someone you were mad at them?Tell someone you were mad at them? Stress that something was important?Stress that something was important?

14 How would you….? Tell a student that they need a vaccination?Tell a student that they need a vaccination? Tell an instructor that you would miss a class?Tell an instructor that you would miss a class? Remind someone that they owed you money?Remind someone that they owed you money? … one good example, … one good example, one not so good example, and one that is really horrible!

15 What worked for you? DiscussionDiscussion

16 Do’s and Don’ts Don’t respond immediately if the was upsettingDon’t respond immediately if the was upsetting Beware of late night sBeware of late night s Sleep on it (24 hrs. rule)Sleep on it (24 hrs. rule) Subject lineSubject line Use listservs judiciouslyUse listservs judiciously Queues, confidential attachmentsQueues, confidential attachments

17 Do’s and Don’ts To CC or not to CCTo CC or not to CC Don’t say things you wouldn’t say in personDon’t say things you wouldn’t say in person Some things should be discussed in person or by phoneSome things should be discussed in person or by phone Once an , always an Once an , always an Practice your valuesPractice your values

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