At 9pm on Thursday 11th December Janet Foland, an occupational therapist, and myself (a GP) will be leading a chat about the different models of communication that we use in our professions. I’d initially suggested this because I thought that all health professions value communication and that it would therefore be interesting to see if we talked and taught about it in different ways. Straight away Janet replied with a tweet which straight away showed that this topic would work.
— Janet Folland (@janet_folland) November 27, 2014
I asked Janet if she would co-lead the discussion with me.
As background in medical education, the Calgary-Cambridge model has been quite dominant in the last decade or so. And t looks as if it has spread into other professions. It is very instrumental compared to that Taylor’s Intentional relationship model which Janet linked to. in 2012 the Health Foundation published a wonderful paper on the need for a new model of the consultation. It’s a great read if you can find the time.
Later we will start by asking three questions-
1. What models of communication are common in your profession?
2. How are these taught and discussed with learners?
3. What can we learn from other professions about communication?
Please do join us if you can and make history!