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Cindy Adams

Cindy Adams directs the Clinical Communication Program at UCalgary's Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. Her research interests include communication skills teaching, learning and assessment, practice-based implications in small and large animals, human-animal interactions, animal, child, social welfare, population health and well-being, epidemiology, relational co-ordination and competence at the organizational and practice-based levels of implementation. She has focused her career on developing communication curricula in veterinary education and practice.

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Peer-reviewed journal articles

  • Kurtz S, Adams CL, Essential education in communication and cultural skills for global public health in an evolving world. OIE Scientific and technical reviews, 2009. 
  • Taylor M, Adams CL, Ellis A. Gatekeepers of health: a qualitative assessment of the perspective, practices and barriers to enteric illness prevention and management in childcare centers. BMC- Public Health, 2008 
  • Adams CL, Frankel RM. It may be a dog’s life but the relationship with her owners is also key to her health and well-being: communication in veterinary medicine. Veterinary Clinics of North America-Small Animal Practice, 2007 
  • Adams CL, Nestel D, Wolf P. Reflection: a critical proficiency essential to the effective development of a high competence in communication. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 2006 
  • Adams CL, Kurtz SM. Building on existing models from medicine to develop a communication curriculum in veterinary medicine. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 2006 
  • Adams CL, Ladner L. Implementation of a simulated client program: Bridging the gap between theory and practice. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 2004 
  • Adams CL, Conlon PD, Long KC. Professional and veterinary competencies: addressing human relations and the human-animal bond in veterinary medicine. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 2004


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