Video-based communication training

Engaging patients in end of life talk.

‘Real Talk’ is a novel and flexible communication training resource designed to use in face-to-face training events. It features real-life video recordings of UK hospice care, and learning points based on cutting-edge communication science.

Background to the project

Real Talk has been developed as part of a research programme, and aims to enhance the quality and effectiveness of evidence-based communication skills training in the area of end of life care.  The research programme is called VERDIS, which refers to video-based research and training on supportive and end of life care interactions.

Training Modules

Who is it for?

Access is restricted because the clips are recordings of consultations in which real patients, relatives and doctors are clearly recognisable. All participants gave their permission for their recordings to be used in teaching, but only with certain safeguards. Only trainers registered with the project can use and play the video clips, so only for the purpose of preparing and delivering face-to-face training in the UK. This access is available free of charge.


Am I eligible?

If you are uncertain whether you meet the criteria to have access to the video clips, please complete the form and one of the team will be in contact to talk through in more detail.

Download the Facilitator Manual

You can download the manual even if you are not eligible for access to the full set of training resources.