El nuevo trívium en la formación médica más allá de la comunicación médico-paciente

Translated title of the contribution: The new trivium in medical training beyond the doctor-patient communication

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One of the innovative elements of medical curricula in recent decades is the emphasis on the doctor-patient communication. However, communicative competences go further; they involve cognitive-linguistic skills that support active listening, reading, writing and orality in the context of learning and practicing medicine. We believe that limiting the teaching of communication to the doctor-patient encounter leaves the cognitive processes and the fundamental linguistic manifestations aside to ensure the communicative success of the doctor within the society. In other words, in addition to the techniques for better communication, cognitive-linguistic skills are essential at the time of choosing, organizing, classifying and categorizing the information that must be provided both to the patient and his family and to the medical community for the improvement of the health of individuals and populations. In this article, we intend to argue why it is important to comprehensively learn the communication skills, exemplifying the case of the new trivium of the medicine curriculum of Universidad del Rosario, which constitutes a favorable space for the students to develop cognitive-linguistic skills for the clinical communication in their scientific community.

Translated title of the contributionThe new trivium in medical training beyond the doctor-patient communication
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalRevista Cubana de Educacion Medica Superior
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2017

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  • Education


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