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Build your skills toolkit, part 2: general aspects 

Build your skills toolkit, part 2: general aspects
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Build your skills toolkit, part 2: general aspects
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Duncan Harding

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198704874.003.0012
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date: 15 December 2018

This chapter starts to consider an array of generic OSCE themes that are useful in many different scenarios, and suggests some strategies and solutions in each of these basic areas. The chapter considers some of the more general aspects of an interaction between the OSCE candidate and the patient/actor, and covers collections of tools that can be employed in most OSCE scenarios. These include: seeking permission; starting open; the stalled scenario; being structured and understood; establishing the need; being collaborative; taking charge; steering the ship; assessing impact; following a lead; body language; and active listening.

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