General skills

EHA’s believes it is important to not only educate health care professionals on disease specific knowledge, but also on General Skills, as it’s called within the European Hematology Curriculum. The term, general skills is used to cover a broad range of competences and tools that vary from communication with patients, to multidisciplinary teams, health economics and patient’s quality of life.

During EHA24, together with the European School of Haematology a session was organized on “difficult conversations with patients”. In this session the audience was guided by a professional coach and they were requested to interact with one another. This active participation was a way of showing them how they interact and communicate themselves. These skills are especially important when delivering bad news to patients. 

Sam Salek | HR Patient reported outcomes

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