Augmenting the Doctor of the 21st Century with Patient-Centered Communication Skill-Sets: The FOR21 Project

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2022 Jun 29;295:438-441. doi: 10.3233/SHTI220759.


The delivery of quality healthcare by medical doctors involves not only the clinical treatment of patients but also the ability to communicate effectively with them in order to establish a caring relationship. FOR21 project applies collaborative learning pedagogies and advanced learning technology to implement a patient-centered communication skills programme within the existing medical curricula of 6 medical institutions in Kazakhstan, Russian Federation and Uzbekistan.

Keywords: Medical education; capacity building; healthcare curricula; patient-centered communication.

MeSH terms

  • Communication
  • Curriculum*
  • Humans
  • Patient-Centered Care
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Physicians*
  • Quality of Health Care