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Helping medical students deal with emotions in patient communication: Challenges and opportunities of e-learning in multicultural learning communities Discuss this presentation on facebook

LU, jingyan (University of Hong Kong)
CHAN, Lap Ki (The University of Hong Kong)
LAJOIE, Susanne (McGill University)
WISEMAN, Jeffrey (McGill University)
HMELO-SILVER, Cindy

Time:15 June 2012, Friday, 12:00 - 12:20 pm
Venue:Room 8 & 9, Collaboration Zone, Level 3, Main Library, HKU
Sub-theme:e-Pedagogy for mobile, ubiquitous learning - new ways of teaching with new technologies
Presentation format:Paper Presentations
Medium of instruction:English

Abstract

E-learning platforms can support learning, communicating, and sharing in multicultural learning communities in online contexts. This study explores the design of an e-learning platform to support a community of learners composed of physicians, medical students, and patients with different cultural backgrounds through the use of problem based learning (PBL) activities centered on communicating bad news. We described how intercultural PBL activities address emotional issues and report on the effects of the platform on students’ ability to deal with the emotional dimensions of authentic medical problems. Finally, we discuss challenges and opportunities for extending such e-learning to wider contexts.


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