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Calgary Cambridge observation guide

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Authoring team

The five tasks of the consultation are:

A. Initiating the session

B. Gathering information

C. Building the relationship

D. Giving information - explaining and planning

E. Closing the session

The expanded framework goes into the five tasks in greater detail.


  1. SM Kurtz and JD Silverman: The Calgary-Cambridge Referenced Observation Guides: an aid to defining the curriculum and organising teaching in communication training programmes Medical Education 1996 (30) 83-9.

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