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Educación Médica

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CLERIES, X.. The essence of communication in medical education. Educ. méd. [online]. 2010, vol.13, n.1, pp.25-31. ISSN 1575-1813.

The communication, understood as human relationship, plays an essential role in the processes of teaching, learning and assessing the communicative dimension of the professional competencies in the healthcare system. The main institutions of medical education have reached consensus, guaranteed by evidences, about the aims, contents and so much educational as evaluative methodologies that should be carry out for an adequate communication skills learning. Nevertheless, according the great complexity of the human communication in contexts of health, illness, disease and sickness, is necessary to rethink the best epistemological bases to study and to assess communication. The study and the evaluation should be contemplated in the real scenarios where there is professional-patient relationship.

Keywords : Communication; Learning; Medical education.

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