Observable Behaviour Field Note
Assessing Competence in family medicine

Search results for: Communication Skills with Patients
Theme: Language Skills - Written
Clearly articulates and communicates thoughts in a written fashion (e.g., in a letter to a patient, educational materials for the patient, instructions for a patient)

Select up to  behaviours to include in one field note.

✓  Writes legibly

✓  Written material is organized so the patient can understand (spelling, grammar, and punctuation must be sufficient to permit understanding)

✓  When providing written information, chooses materials that are appropriate to the patient’s level of understanding

✗  Uses abbreviations that are not understood by the patient

Other behaviour not listed

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Language Skills - Written - Clearly articulates and communicates thoughts in a written fashion (e.g., in a letter to a patient, educational materials for the patient, instructions for a patient)

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