DocCom Literature References

 

  • Lanken PN, Novack DH, Daetwyler C, Gallop R, Landis JR, Lapin J, Subramaniam GA, Schindler BA. "Efficacy of an internet-based learning module and small-group debriefing on trainees' attitudes and communication skills toward patients with substance use disorders: results of a cluster randomized controlled trial." Acad Med. 2015 Mar;90(3):345-54
    • This intervention produced improved attitudes and communication skills toward patients with SUDs among residents. Enhanced attitudes and skills may result in improved care for these patients.
       
  • Barone, Huggett, Lofgreen. Investigation of Students' Attitudes about Patients with Substance Use Disorders before and after Completing an Online Curricular Module; Annals of Behavioral Science and Medical Education; 2011, Vol. 17, No. 1, 10-13
    • The results of this study indicate that the one-hour, online Doc.com module can effectively influence medical student beliefs and attitudes toward patients with substance use disorders.​
       
  • Spagnoletti, CL. et al., Implementation and evaluation of a web-based communication skills learning tool for training internal medicine interns in patient-doctor communication; Journal of Communication in Healthcare, 01 2009, vol./is. 2/2(159-172)
    • Most felt that the modules were clearly presented and met stated learning objectives, 67 percent felt that completing the modules would improve their out-patient communication skills, and 62 per cent their inpatient skills.
       
  • Daetwyler C, Cohen D, Gracely E, Novack D. eLearning to enhance physician patient communication: A pilot test of "doc.com" and "WebEncounter" in teaching bad news delivery. Medical Teacher 2010; 32: e381-e390
    • ​​Results showed significant improvement in skills as components were added, and the training program was well received.​
       
  • Varjavand N, Greco M, Novack DH, Schindler BA: Assessment of an Innovative Instructional Program to Return Non-Practicing Physicians to the Workforce. Medical Teacher April 2012; 17:1-7.
    • The Drexel Medicine Physician Reentry/Refresher course provides a unique model for successfully returning inactive physicians to clinical practice.​
       
  • Romao GS, Couto LB, Bestetti RB, Grosseman S: Blended-learning training in communication skills using DocCom for primary care faculty in Brazil. Quality in Primary Care (2016) 24 (2): 81-82
    • These results suggest that the blended-learning model for primary care faculty training in communication skills using DocCom modules followed by role-play is suitable and useful. Furthermore, these skills could be applied during home visits in FHS.