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."
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.
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.
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.
Copyright © 2014 American Academy on Communication in Healthcare AACH
201 E. Main Street, Suite 1405 Lexington, KY 40507
Phone: 859-514-9211 Fax: 859-514-9207 Email:
Site designed and maintained by
AMR Management Services