Communication Training

Unit Based Ethics
Conversations – Facilitator Training

UBEC Facilitator training provides clinicians the skills and knowledge to establish, or assist with, the UBEC program in their hospital setting.  Clinicians are educated in foundations of clinical ethics, moral distress, mapping moral distress, and communication and group facilitation skills.  The training class size is small to provide ample opportunity to practice facilitating mock-UBECs with case discussion in a safe learning environment.

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Training takes place over two 8-hour days, and a 6-hour follow up day six months later.  The follow-up training provides an opportunity to discuss successes and challenges, gain more background in specific ethics topics, and provide additional practice sessions.  The follow up typically is structured around the issues or dilemmas the newly trained facilitators are encountering.  Core faculty offer mentoring between the initial and follow-up training, and remain available to facilitators after the final 6-hour follow up training session.

We highly recommend individuals interested in becoming UBEC facilitators attend training with a colleague from their home institution.  In our experience, having a partner both during training and post training promotes greater success in establishing a program.

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Vital Talk – Mastering Tough Conversations

FCME hosts Mastering Tough Conversations courses taught by VitalTalk trained faculty.  This one day, 8-hour training covering VitalTalk signature advanced communication skills courses features cognitive mapping, deliberate practice, and just-in-time feedback.  Results are immediate, significant, and promote lasting improvements in a healthcare provider’s ability to meet patient and family needs around delivering serious news.  The focus of the courses taught at FCME is on how to apply these skills in ethically challenging situations.  

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IMPACT

IMPACT is a communication skills program designed to increase integration of primary palliative care into patient care.

The program was originally created by the palliative care team at UCSF based on the Vital Talk model to help ICU nurses develop key communication skills.

The program at IU Health provides training and support to bedside nurses in any clinical setting. It also assists other clinicians to develop communication skills for conversations about patient values and preferences for medical treatment.  The IMPACT project has two main components: 1) a workshop to introduce and provide practice in key communication skills and 2) mentoring by clinicians trained as IMPACT faculty to support direct care providers as they screen and address palliative care needs for their patients.  This training can be done in 4 hours, and the location can be flexible to allow for greater opportunity for attendance and participation by unit staff.

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