An application of educational theories and principles of teaching and learning communication skills for general practitioners in oman.

Ahmed Al-Wahaibi, Abdulaziz Al-Mahrezi

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This article discusses the crucial role of teaching and learning communication skills for general practitioners, based on the theory of experiential and self-directed learning. It also outlines the proposed ways and methods to teach these communication skills in this project. The patient-doctor interview or what is known as office visit in some countries and consultation in others is the cornerstone of the entire General Practice (GP) or Family Medicine. It is from this process and outcome that the reputation is gained or destroyed. The analysis of the consultation is complicated and varied but is most usefully employed to assess effecacy in terms of achieving the means that are mutually desired by patients and their carers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-127
Number of pages9
JournalOman Medical Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 24 2009


  • Teaching
  • learning
  • educational theories
  • General practitioners

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