Doctor-Patient Communication

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Doctor-Patient Communication

  1. 1. Doctor-PatientCommunication
  2. 2. #1 WHAT IS IT?
  3. 3. It is simply theinteraction between aphysician and apatient
  4. 4. This communication doesnot only include speaking,it includes:
  5. 5. #2 WHO USES IT?
  6. 6. The physician is the most important! (duh)
  7. 7. And it is used all around the world…
  8. 8. It is also used in: Interpersonal communication Organizational communication Health communication (of course!)
  9. 9. #3 SO WHAT?
  10. 10. An effective doctor-patientcommunication is recognized byhealthcare providers and patients asessential to high quality medical care
  11. 11. A better doctor-patient relationship may be missed if essential skills are lacking
  12. 12. Communication has been linked to improved patient outcomes, ranging from blood pressurecontrol to patients mental health scores
  13. 13. #4 CRITICISM
  14. 14. Patient’sexpectations ofmedicalencounters arenot alwaysfulfilled
  15. 15. patients desire increasedparticipation andinformation sharing
  16. 16. There are significant gapsbetween the intended messageand the message received inphysician-patientcommunications
  17. 17. #5 PRESENTER’S CHOICE
  18. 18. It has become so important that mostmedical schools have incorporated training in doctor-patient relationships and communication into their curricula
  19. 19. Because of this, physicians trained prior to the communication training may have more paternalistic approaches
  20. 20. while younger physiciansmay be more apt to advocate patient autonomy
  21. 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. 22. And if you are planning to be a doctor, beconscientious with your communication skills!
  23. 23. Credit!PHOTOS• http://www.flickr.com/photos/59632563@N04/6104068209• / http://www.flickr.com/photos/seattlemunicipalarchives/405 WEBSITES 8808950/ Flickr.com• http://www.flickr.com/photos/sbconsci/361586876/ Colourlovers.com• http://www.flickr.com/photos/proimos/6870109454/• http://www.flickr.com/photos/sundazed/2989654915/• http://www.flickr.com/photos/timothymorgan/75288771/• http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffozvold/2253124053/• http://www.flickr.com/photos/dullhunk/2184425137/• http://www.flickr.com/photos/truthout/3901813960/• http://www.flickr.com/photos/quinnanya/5645559731/• http://www.flickr.com/photos/krossbow/3154262365/• http://www.flickr.com/photos/timmygunz/5041453369/• http://www.flickr.com/photos/mercyhealth/7142787777/• http://www.flickr.com/photos/interplast/446499792/• http://www.flickr.com/photos/mercyhealth/7142785903/• http://www.flickr.com/photos/kbrookes/6739641349/

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