Patient- Physician Relationship: An Important Skill For Professionals In Rehabilitation Sciences | 12860
International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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atient-physician relationship is an integral part of quality service in the health professions. It is the means via which a clinician
delivers to the patient and family information about disease, diagnosis, treatment, case management and patient/family
education as required by JACHO standards. Knowledge and skills focused on patient-physician relationship are rarely delivered
to students in the health professions as a module or a clinical course. Several studies have shown the effectiveness of patient-
physician relationship. This paper presents the results of a workshop designed to introduce and train female students on patient-
physician relationship at the College of Applied Medical Sciences at King Saud University. A pre and post workshop survey was
designed with items that map assessment of knowledge and skills required for patient- physician relationship. The objectives of
the study were: to provide data on the value students give to learning about patient-physician relationship, to validate the content
of the workshop to be applied as part of the curriculum in the health and clinical programs, and to improve students? learning
outcomes for quality clinical skills and practice. Results have shown effective impact of the workshop content and delivery on
the students when pre and post workshop data were compared. Also, students have rated knowledge and skills about patient-
physician relationship with high value in their practice. The study concludes with recommendation to include the topic in the
curriculum as a module or part of a clinical procedures course. The poster session will outline the background, objectives of the
study, the methods, the results, the implications and recommendations. The survey will be displayed in the appendix.
Lamya AlAbdulkarim is an Assistant Professor in Speech Pathology at King Saud University, Riyadh. She received her Ph.D. from the University of
Massachusetts. She also earned her clinical license from the American Speech and Hearing Association. She received training in entrepreneurship,
management and leadership at MIT, Oxford and Smith College. She was a Fulbright scholar. She
serves the chair of the Department of
Rehabilitation Sciences-Females. She conducts research in developing standardized clinical language tests for the Saudi Arabic speaking children.
She has developed the first girls sports academy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in soccer and basketball and related sports to promote health, well being
and leadership in young girls.
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