Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Communication Issues

Today we discussed a number of issues related to communication with our patients, namely in a palliative setting. We focused on the well-being of our patients, their families, and also of the health care team. Below are some helpful links to papers on spiritual care and communication.

This is an interesting article on the interaction of religion with medicine.

Here is an article on how to enhance the mechanisms of communication.

Here is a good paper (by our Chair of Medicine at the U of T) on how some mechanisms of communication-training for physicians may not be helpful in improving patient satisfaction.

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