Doctors Talking With Patients/Patients Talking With Doctors / Edition 2

Doctors Talking With Patients/Patients Talking With Doctors / Edition 2

by Debra Roter, Judith A. Hall, Judith A. Hall
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275990176

ISBN-13: 9780275990176

Pub. Date: 09/05/2000

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

The verbal and nonverbal exchanges that take place between doctor and patient affect both participants, and can result in a range of positive or negative psychological reactions-including comfort, alarm, irritation, or resolve. This updated edition of a widely popular book sets out specific principles and recommendations for improving doctor-patient communications.

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The verbal and nonverbal exchanges that take place between doctor and patient affect both participants, and can result in a range of positive or negative psychological reactions-including comfort, alarm, irritation, or resolve. This updated edition of a widely popular book sets out specific principles and recommendations for improving doctor-patient communications. It describes the process of communication, analyzes social and psychological factors that color doctor-patient exchanges, and details changes that can benefit both parties.

Medical visits are often less effective and satisfying than they would be if doctors and patients better understood the communication most needed for attainment of mutual health goals. The verbal and nonverbal exchanges that take place between doctor and patient affect both participants, and can result in a range of positive or negative psychological reactions-including comfort, alarm, irritation, or resolve. Talk, on both verbal and non-verbal levels, is shown by extensive research to have far-reaching impact.

This updated edition of a widely popular book helps us understand this vital issue, and facilitate communications that will mean more effective medical care and happier, healthier consumers. Roter and Hall set out specific principles and recommendations for improving doctor-patient relationships. They describe the process of communication, analyze social and psychological factors that color doctor-patient exchanges, and detail changes that can benefit both parties. Here are needed encouragement and principles of action vital to doctors and patients alike. far-reaching impact.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275990176
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/05/2000
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,301,667
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. IThe nature of the doctor-patient relationship1
1The significance of talk3
2The nature of the doctor-patient relationship23
3Thinking critically and creatively in the conception, conduct, and interpretation of medical communication research39
4The influence of patient characteristics on communication between the doctor and the patient57
5The influence of physician characteristics on communication between the doctor and the patient77
6The influence of physician gender on communication : why physician gender (especially) matters in communication95
Pt. IIWhat usually happens in medical visits107
7The anatomy of a medical visit109
8Giving and withholding information : the special case of informative talk in the medical visit127
Pt. IIIProspects for improved talk141
9Consequences of talk : the relationship between talk and outcomes143
10Improving talk through interventions165

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