Talking With Your Older Patient: A Clinician’s Handbook

Talking With Your Older Patient: A Clinician’s Handbook

by National Institute on Aging
     
 

Good communication is an important part of the healing process.

Studies find that effective physician-patient communication has specific benefits: patients are more likely to adhere to treatment and have better outcomes, they express greater satisfaction with their treatment, and they are less likely to bring malpractice suits.

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Overview

Good communication is an important part of the healing process.

Studies find that effective physician-patient communication has specific benefits: patients are more likely to adhere to treatment and have better outcomes, they express greater satisfaction with their treatment, and they are less likely to bring malpractice suits.

This booklet is intended for use by a range of professionals dealing directly with patients—physicians, physicians-in-training, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, and other health care professionals. The aim is to introduce and/or reinforce communication skills essential in caring for older patients and their families. Talking With Your Older Patient: A Clinician’s Handbook offers practical techniques and approaches to help with diagnosis, promote treatment adherence, make more efficient use of clinicians’ time, and increase patient and provider satisfaction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012329127
Publisher:
1001 Property Solutions LLC
Publication date:
04/11/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
8 MB

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