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When discussing a patient’s risk of developing a disease or the risks associated with a screening test, these simple techniques can ensure clarity.
Understanding numeracy will make your risk conversations with patients more effective.
But there is always room for improvement.
These communication skills will increase patient engagement and satisfaction without slowing you down.
Half of patients leave their visit without understanding what their physician told them, but this simple technique can help.
Step one: Don't ignore it.
The five-step “FAVER” approach can help you say no to uncomfortable requests while preserving the patient relationship.
You couldn’t have made it through medical school and residency without a high intellect, but have you developed your emotional intelligence?
If you could watch a recording of your latest patient visit, would you be proud of your interpersonal skills?
Encouraging patients to talk about their goals rather than their obstacles can lead to long-term change.