Real Talk facilitator manual

Real Talk comprises resources for teaching communication skills relevant to palliative and end of life care. Real Talk has been developed as part of a research programme, and aims to enhance the quality and effectiveness of evidence-based communication skills training in the area of end of life care. The research programme is called VERDIS, which refers to video-based research and training on supportive and end of life care interactions. The research approach we use is called Conversation Analysis. VERDIS has been supported by Loughborough University, the University of Nottingham, and grant funding from The Health Foundation and the NIHR.