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Training for Effective Patient Communication

Masako Sugihara, MD, MA1
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1Department of Neuropsychiatry, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
JAMA. 2014;311(13):1356. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.1766.
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To the Editor Dr Curtis and colleagues1 reported that simulation-based communication training compared with usual education did not improve the quality of communication about end-of-life care or the quality of end-of-life care itself, but was associated with a small increase in patients’ depressive symptoms. The authors drew their conclusions based on evaluations of patients with life-limiting illnesses.

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April 2, 2014
J. Randall Curtis, MD, MPH; Anthony L. Back, MD; Ruth A. Engelberg, PhD
1Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, University of Washington, Seattle
2Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle
JAMA. 2014;311(13):1356-1357. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.1475.
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