Teaching Consultation Skills
Some people think using verbatims is out dated and old!
A verbatim is a recollection of a conversation but in written form – word for word. Trainees are so used to having their videos watched, trainers sit in with them, their consultations marked via COT and other methods. So why not add more flavour by using a verbatim.
Verbatims are usually of pre-prepared but real consultations that the trainee has not been involved with. In that way, verbatims can be used with trainees who are sensitive to critical feedback about their own performance – hence allowing you to focus on the skills of the consultation rather than the trainee being fearful of the critique they may recieve in otherwise personal performance training.
Have a go. Again, if you have any to share with me, [email protected]