Observable Behaviour Field Note
Assessing Competence in family medicine

Search results for: Communication Skills with Patients
Theme: Non-Verbal Skills - Expressive
Being conscious of the impact of body language on communication with the patient and adjusting it appropriately when it inhibits communication

Select up to  behaviours to include in one field note.

✓  Sits while interviewing the patient (in order to convey the feeling of providing the patient with more time and attention)

✓  Eye contact is appropriate for the culture and comfort of the patient

✓  Is focused on the conversation

✓  Adjusts demeanour to be appropriate to the patient’s context (e.g., is pleasant, appropriately smiles, is appropriately serious, is attentive, is patient and empathetic)

✓  Communicates at eye level (e.g., with children, patients who are bedridden)

✓  Physical contact is appropriate for the patient’s comfort

✗  Fidgets

✗  Hygiene or dress that inhibit communication

✗  Gets too close (not respectful of other’s personal space)

Other behaviour not listed

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Non-Verbal Skills - Expressive - Being conscious of the impact of body language on communication with the patient and adjusting it appropriately when it inhibits communication

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