Priority 7 from the Oral and Dental Health PSP
|UNCERTAINTY: How to improve communication between dental teams and patients/carers? (JLA PSP Priority 7)|
|JLA question ID||0079/7|
Not available for this PSP
The importance of communication between dental teams and patients/carers has been widely established but very little evidence was found on improving communication skills. The evidence for embedding communication skills in dental education is of variable quality. Overall, dental students are receptive to communication skills learning and to the use of simulated patient interaction as a pedagogic tool. However, there is no evidence regarding the patient experience and impact of dental undergraduate communication skills learning and assessment.
For full details of the evidence checked, please see the spreadsheet of data held on the JLA website.
|Health Research Classification System category||Oral and gastrointestinal|
|Extra information provided by this PSP|
|Original uncertainty examples||Original questions focused on helping dentists communicate better with both adults and children in terms of explaining the importance of oral hygiene, treatment options, costs, benefits/harms.|
|Submitted by||3 x patients, carers or members of public, 4 x health professionals|
|PSP unique ID||0079|
|PSP name||Oral and Dental Health|
|Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP.||38 (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)|
|Date of priority setting workshop||12 December 2018|