Four good habits for communication skills in midwifery - simulation and group reflection
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Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway
Publication date: 2023-10-24
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Synnøve Mari Eidsvik Folkvord   

Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway
Eur J Midwifery 2023;7(Supplement 1):A214
The importance of quality communication skills in midwifery care are considered of great importance to ensure that women have a positive experience of maternity care. At Midwifery Education, we have implemented a module focusing on an empathic and respectful communication method called “four good habits” (4GH). 4GH consist of four steps in a structured empathic and respectful conversation, and is well-known in medical communication1.

Aim, Method and learning outcome:
The participants will be introduced to the method, midwifery relevant cases, observing role play, followed by simulation training in a small group. We follow the four steps in the communication model 4GH in relation to given cases followed by reflection sharing experiences. This workshop might be inspirational for both professional development and relevant for midwife student education.

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