Teaching medical professionalism: a qualitative exploration of persuasive communication as an educational strategy

Michael Page, Paul Crampton, Rowena Viney, Antonia Rich, Ann Griffin 
Submitted: March, 2020

This study extends the literature by providing a theoretically-informed understanding of an educational intervention aimed at promoting professionalism, examining it through the lens of persuasive communication. Within the context of interactive programmes that allow doctors to discuss real life examples of professional dilemmas, educators can impact on doctors’ professional attitudes by drawing on persuasive communication techniques to enhance their credibility to demonstrate expertise, by building rapport and by making use of rational and emotional appeals.

  • Curriculum & Medical Teaching