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Interpersonal skills, general
None of us wants to be "that doctor."
Even healthy practices have to guard against negativity.
With a little practice, these seven vital skills can become a natural part of your patient consultations.
Physicians moving from independent to employed practice can experience bureaucratic culture shock. The author offers tips for getting along and communicating well in a bureaucracy -- and keeping the bureaucracy from interfering with the practice of good medicine.
The article explains how the relationships among physicians and staff can greatly affect efficiency and quality of care within a practice. It also offers strategies for enhancing these work relationships.
The author explains why you need not check your sense of humor at the door when treating patients. He explores how humor can be both a therapeutic tool and a tool for making interactions more patient-friendly.