1.6 Build foundational communication skills

mod1-communicationBeing a preceptor, even in a best-case scenario, involves having conversations that can be difficult. The preceptor role requires providing constructive feedback, assessment, and evaluation of students, all of which may become potential sources of conflict. This certainly doesn’t mean that precepting is necessarily a negative experience; with the right skills, we can be in this role effectively and model appropriate communication to our students. [1]

[1] Rural Instructor Preceptor Project (RIPP). (2011). Preparing to be a Preceptor: A Handbook for Health Care Aide Preceptors. Retrieved from http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/hr-student-hca-preceptor-handbook.pdf