Teaching patient handoffs in the ambulatory setting : a comparison of three instructional methods
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This quantitative study explored methods of teaching patient handoff and communication skills to health professions students. The researcher sought to answer the following research questions: 1) Does the instructional mode used to deliver patient handoff training influence the participant’s behaviors and performance during simulated patient handoffs? 2) Is there a difference between instructional mode groups in the participants' perceptions of their assigned teaching method during the research study? A randomized experimental design with matching was used to examine whether the instructional ...