Princiapl investigator: Dr Kristof Major (Geriatrics and Geriatric Rehabilitation )
Co-investigator: Dre Anca Sterie
Funding: Regional foundation
Through the project "Resuscitation Options and Preferences" we have identified the main barriers to effective communication between doctors and patients on cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. In response, we are devising a communication skills training course for doctors working with older patients.
With this new project, the Chair is planning to set up a training course for assistant doctors and “médecins chef·fe·s de clinique” to facilitate discussions around care goals and resuscitation with geriatric patients as they are hospitalised.
More specifically, this training aims to:
The course consists of two modules:
The training is offered to assistant doctors and senior residents in the Geriatric Service of the CHUV (two pilot courses were given in December 2021).