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This online course provides practical guidance on communicating with patients using a person-centred care approach. You will learn how bias and health literacy can impact on communication, and how to share clinical information in a busy team environment. The course also covers open disclosure and managing conflict.
Aimed at new consultants and those interested in applying for consultant posts, this seven-month modular programme will help you manage the responsibilities you'll be expected to juggle in your new role.
Registrar of RCPI, Dr Diarmuid O'Shea writes
"We are all aware that COVID-19 has impacted on each and every one of us both personally and professionally. While it has been hard on many, it has been particularly hard on older people. Never was the concept of intergenerational solidarity so important".
Research and Publications
Dr Tom Gaffney, Member of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, has co-authored a study representing the most extensive data set from people with insulin-treated diabetes working in a safety-critical occupation.
RCPI Assisted Suicide position paper; Key Updates and Literature Review - October 2020
14 October - The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland’s Annual Conference – St Luke’s Symposium begins today. For the first time in RCPI’s history this landmark conference is a fully virtual event which boasts record attendance figures of in excess of 1,200 doctors.
How to join our international Fellowship community
Practical clinical guidance
Here we will share a selection of COVID-19 resources aimed at a medical audience, including an ethical framework for decision-making in a pandemic.
Video: The Institute of Medicine presents Dr Catherine Fleming, Consultant in Infectious Disease, Galway University Hospital, who provides an update on COVID-19 from a pandemic mitigation perspective.
Check new exam dates here
Here you will find the new 2020 examinations calendar and Frequently Asked Questions about the impact of the pandemic on our exams.
Advice from doctors and psychologists
A new health and wellbeing resource for doctors affected by Covid-19, including tips from psychologists