ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:

Communication

Feb 2006 Issue
Physician Leadership: A New Model for a New Generation [Feature]

Today's leaders need more than vision and a high IQ.


Nov-Dec 2005 Issue
So How Are You Doing? [The Last Word]

After facing a serious illness, one physician found new meaning in this common question.


Sep 2005 Issue
Meet Dr. Wonderful [The Last Word]

This doll tells people exactly what they want to hear.


Jul-Aug 2005 Issue
The A to Z of Cross-Cultural Medicine [Improving Patient Care]

The article offers advice for improving one's competency in understanding cultural differences between patients and physicians.


Apr 2005 Issue
Keys to Improving Your Listening Skills [Improving Patient Care]

The article explains the importance of listening in patient care and offers tips to help physicians improve their skills in this area.


Jan 2005 Issue
Working Together: Communities of Practice in Family Medicine [Feature]

By sharing knowledge, concerns and passions, family physicians can use communities of practice as tools for change.


Oct 2004 Issue
The Big Deal About Small Talk [Balancing Act]

The author describes how spending a few minutes of "small talk" with a patient can strengthen the patient-physician relationship and improve quality of care.


Sep 2004 Issue
Making Time to Listen [Feature]

This family physician created a model of practice that allows him to spend quality time with patients.


Jul-Aug 2004 Issue
Managing Family Dynamics [Balancing Act]

Family dynamics can impact the doctor-patient relationship even when the doctor cares for only one member of a family. The author provides a list of key questions doctors should ask to help them better understand the wider context within which they care for the patient.


Jun 2004 Issue
Getting the Most From Language Interpreters [Feature]

Communicating with patients who have limited English proficiency requires more than simply “finding someone who speaks their language.”


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