Communicating with adolescents
MCC role objectives
- Accurately elicit relevant information and perspectives from patients and families, colleagues and other professionals (2.0)
- Effectively convey oral and written information associated with a medical encounter (5.0)
- Consult effectively with physicians and other health care professionals to provide care for individuals, communities, and populations (2.0)
- Know, and appropriately implement, current ethical and legal aspects of the consent and capacity process (2.4)
- Manages patients using available best practices
- Verbal or written communication is clear and timely
Entrustable professional activities
- Assess, diagnose and manage patients with acute, common and complex diseases across outpatient settings (2)
- Recognize and implement appropriate disease-prevention and health-promotion (4)
- Lead and work within interprofessional health-care teams (8)
- Collaborate with patients, families and members of the interdisciplinary team (9)
- Establishes and maintains proficiency in clinical knowledge, skills and attitudes appropriate to Internal Medicine (2)
- Seeks appropriate consultation from other health professionals, recognizing the limits of one’s own expertise (5)
- Develops rapport, trust and ethical therapeutic relationships with patients and families (8)
- Conveys relevant information and explanations accurately to patients and families, colleagues and other professionals (10)
- Develops a common understanding on issues, problems and plans with patients, families and other professionals to develop a shared plan of care (12)
- Works with other health professionals effectively to prevent, negotiate and resolve interprofessional conflict (14)
- Demonstrates a commitment to their patients, profession and society through ethical practice (19)
By the end of this module the participants should be able to:
- Utilize the knowledge and skills required in communicating with adolescents
- Understand the special ethical issues about consent and capacity in children and adolescents
- Understand the importance of self-awareness with regard to personal and professional limitations and behaviours
- Appreciate the skills and scope of practice of other health professionals
- Understand the roles and function of inter-professional health care teams, including conflict resolution
- Know how to search for community resources in managing patients
- Manage written medical records in a professional manner, and in accordance with provincial and territorial regulations and guidelines
- Understand the implications of the use of electronic communication and medical records
- What are the health promotion and disease prevention topics that should be discussed with every adolescent patient?
- What are the particular issues with regard to consent and confidentiality with children and adolescents?
- What are the regulations in your province or territory concerning content and maintenance of medical records?
- What are the communication issues in referrals and consultations?
- What are the communication issues in working with other health professionals or in health care teams?
- What are the steps that might be taken to help resolve a conflict between health professionals?