Engaging people in end of life talk.
‘RealTalk’ is a novel approach to training aimed at enhancing healthcare communication. It is based upon real-life video and audio recordings of UK hospice care and bereavement support groups, and learning points based on communication science research using the Conversation Analysis method.
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- An online knowledge hub with ‘In a Nutshell‘ accessible versions of communication science publications, and blogposts
- Free online training materials featuring video and audio clips of real life practice and evidence-based learning points. Trainers must register in order to use these. The authentic nature of the clips means that access to them is restricted to certain types of trainees and training events. More information here
- Communication masterclasses, train the trainer workshops, and consultancy delivered by experts in healthcare communication research and education. We will be delivering Train the Trainer workshops for trainers in the UK in May and June 2021 – allocated 8 external CPD by the RCP.
Background to the project
RealTalk has been developed as part of a research programme called VERDIS, which refers to video-based research and training on supportive and end of life care interactions. RealTalk aims to enhance the quality and effectiveness of evidence-based communication skills training in the area of end of life care, advance care planning, communicating with empathy, talking about pain, and talking about loss and bereavement.
Please contact the RealTalk team for any guidance in locating resources or evidence base on this website email@example.com