Contemporary Issues in Medicine: Communication in Medicine (PDF)

Contemporary Issues in Medicine: Communication in Medicine (PDF)

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Number of pages:32
Year published:1999
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Effective communication is the lynchpin in the relationship between physician and patient, as well as critical in exchanging information with families, colleagues and related professionals administering care. In order to communicate effectively with patients, physicians will also need to understand how a person's spirituality and culture affect how they perceive health and illness, and particularly their desires regarding end-of-life care.