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Doctor-Patient Communication

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  • 1. Doctor-PatientCommunication
  • 2. #1 WHAT IS IT?
  • 3. It is simply theinteraction between aphysician and apatient
  • 4. This communication doesnot only include speaking,it includes:
  • 5. #2 WHO USES IT?
  • 6. The physician is the most important! (duh)
  • 7. And it is used all around the world…
  • 8. It is also used in: Interpersonal communication Organizational communication Health communication (of course!)
  • 9. #3 SO WHAT?
  • 10. An effective doctor-patientcommunication is recognized byhealthcare providers and patients asessential to high quality medical care
  • 11. A better doctor-patient relationship may be missed if essential skills are lacking
  • 12. Communication has been linked to improved patient outcomes, ranging from blood pressurecontrol to patients mental health scores
  • 13. #4 CRITICISM
  • 14. Patient’sexpectations ofmedicalencounters arenot alwaysfulfilled
  • 15. patients desire increasedparticipation andinformation sharing
  • 16. There are significant gapsbetween the intended messageand the message received inphysician-patientcommunications
  • 17. #5 PRESENTER’S CHOICE
  • 18. It has become so important that mostmedical schools have incorporated training in doctor-patient relationships and communication into their curricula
  • 19. Because of this, physicians trained prior to the communication training may have more paternalistic approaches
  • 20. while younger physiciansmay be more apt to advocate patient autonomy
  • 21. So next time you go to thedoctor, I bet you will catch on to every little thing your doctor is doing to make you feel comfortable!
  • 22. And if you are planning to be a doctor, beconscientious with your communication skills!
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