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Consultation skills session 2

Explaining medical conditions


Reflect and create a log entry on a condition that you had struggled to explain in the past, what made it difficult?


Watch the YouTube clip on how to explain a medical condition (click)


  • Choose just four of the conditions outlined below and watch the YouTube clip of the explanation. Have a go at role playing the explanation but adapting it to ‘make it your own’.


  • Have a look at the list of Pennine CSA cases (click). Pick out 4 cases which have a medical condition which need explanation, read the full scenario and scoring sheet. Then role play your explanation ensuring that it makes sense of the symptoms, the patient’s situation and intuitively makes sense of what you feel would be the two best medical treatments given the current evidence base and the patient’s situation.
  • A list of common medical consitions you might use with your Trainer (click)


Having tried this e-module, add to your log entry regards how you would approach explaining the condition with which you had difficulty.


YouTube examples of explanations

COPD explained https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNZ1kBVriQQ

Diabetes explained https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIGfn9P-gsE

Anxiety disorder explained https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7MD2vhxjhQ&t

Parkinson's Disease explained https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkbDo5h4U9E&t

HOCM explained https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNbhYWtGT1M

Cystic Fibrosis explained https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDZ-VwgfLoU&t

OCD explained https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZgd5aN2mq0&t

Rh Arthritis explained https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AIwNurrTZY

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea explained https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKAVQ4Ma2Ug&t

Gout explained https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8E2gIrCL2Q4&t

Depression explained https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viCH8EM3odw&t

Hypertension explained https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J83UxFJsT5Y&t

Angina explained https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSE5Xq5Ae8M

Huntington's Chorea explained https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAe1OVneJVs

Bulimia explained https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fevGw4-t3yk&t

Asthma explained https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8FxmiVJJRw&t

IBS explained  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AF5VyAamCa8&t

Osteoporosis explained https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zwDyTCFaYA&t

TIA explained https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bIWz1sR9Ew&t

AF explained https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4QLd5sIqN0

Turners Syndrome https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GkMj4pvMq8

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