What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear

What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear

Book - 2017
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"Patients, anxious to convey their symptoms, feel an urgency to "make their case" to their doctors. Doctors, under pressure to be efficient, multitask while patients speak and often miss the key elements. Add in stereotypes, unconscious bias, conflicting agendas, and fear of lawsuits and the risk of misdiagnosis and medical errors multiplies dangerously. ... Reporting on the latest research studies and interviewing scholars, doctors, and patients, Dr. Ofri reveals how better communication can lead to better health for all of us."-- From book jacket.
Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts : Beacon Press, [2017]
ISBN: 9780807062630
0807062634
Branch Call Number: 610.696 Of
Characteristics: 242 pages ; 23 cm.

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