Patients help to educate healthcare professionals to improve their communication skills
Three people with experience of different lung conditions were invited to speak as part of a European Respiratory Society (ERS) online course, titled ‘How to communicate effectively with patients’.
The modules ran across several weeks and included live lectures, patient testimonials and case presentations focusing on how communication skills could be improved and how to deal with difficult ethical situations.
You can watch the patient perspective talks from the online communication course at the following links:
- Tom Simpson: How to improve communication between patients and healthcare professionals
- Derek Brooks: End of life decisions: ways to communicate with patients and relatives
- Silvia van Engelen: How to communicate with ill children and their parents
ELF helps to find and support people to participate in courses so that professionals can understand more about the realities facing people living with lung conditions.
If you are interested in taking part in future courses please let us know so we can let you know about any relevant opportunities coming up in 2017.