Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Verbatim

Our CPE course has these bogeymen called Verbatims. Apparently former students warn potential students of these dreaded things in order to cause trepidation. They are a challenge. It is necessary to transcribe an interview with a patient word for word (verbatim) and do a written analysis of the interview. The biggest struggle, for me, is remembering the interview - one obviously cannot make notes while talking to the patient. Our supervisors comment on these verbatim reports and we work through one from each student in the small groups during the course. The idea being to improve our counselling skills.
Challenging, but so helpful!

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