Education of healthcare professionals is the cornerstone of specialist palliative services. This book is a practical toolbox of teaching techniques. Accessible, practical and easy to use it will encourage busy clinicians to teach by increasing their confidence in their training abilities. It provides a resource of various tools and describes how to approach teaching in a team, planning, methods and evaluation. Each chapter presents a menu of tried and tested techniques and closes with examples of lesson plans. The multidisciplinary experiences of the contributors are reflected in the book and healthcare professionals working in palliative care, hospitals, hospices or the community will find it to be essential reading.
The teaching approach. Planning and organization. Teaching techniques: introductions. Teaching techniques: presentations. Teaching techniques: one to one and small group work. Teaching techniques: the communication skills ladder. Teaching techniques: role playing and sculpting. Evaluation. Training the trainers. Lesson plans. Conclusions. References. Bibliography.