Physicians communicate with patients, patients’ families, other physicians and healthcare professionals, and staff members. The skills required to communicate with these numerous “stakeholders” vary. The degree to which physicians succeed in communicating information with empathy and efficiency affects patient wellbeing and professional liability exposure.
SPECIAL FEATURE Communication in the Exam Room
CASE ONE, TWO, THREE & FOUR Physician-Patient Communication
SPECIAL FEATURE Informed Consent and Refusal
CASE FIVE & SIX Challenging Patient Situations
CASE SEVEN Hand-offs Between Primary Care Physicians and Surgeons
SPECIAL FEATURE Working Together: Physician-Physician Communication