Category: physician-patient communication

What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear- a book review

What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear- a book review

Dr. Danielle Ofri offers sound advice for doctors and patients about communicating effectively #letstalk#bookreview

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Why patients sue their doctors

  Last year I wrote a  series of posts about reasons to sue a doctor. The idea came from a medical journal article for physicians about avoiding malpractice  .  I thought patients should know the suggestions as well, so I took some of the ideas and wrote a 4 part article titled “6 reasons to sue … Continue reading Why patients sue their doctors

3 keys to effective communication with your doctor, part 2

In part 1, we considered the importance of establishing a connection between doctors and patients before trying to communicate. The goal is to establish effective patient engagement. (if you haven't read part 1, I suggest reading it now, this post will make more sense if you do) Now we're going to look at some practical … Continue reading 3 keys to effective communication with your doctor, part 2

3 keys to effective communication with your doctor, part 1

“Patient engagement” is a buzzword in health care these days, but what does that look like? Professionals in health care believe patient engagement means improving communication between doctors and patients. And for good reason- they also believe that doctors and patients need to communicate better. Patients complain that doctors don’t listen to them or respond … Continue reading 3 keys to effective communication with your doctor, part 1

Stopping medical malpractice- how patients can help -conclusion

(previously posted under the title 6 reasons to sue your doctor-and how not to-conclusion)  The final  reason to sue your doctor involves feelings ,which is more  difficult to quantify and illustrate than the behaviors I have discussed before. Attorney Richard Baker tells physicians, "Don't be afraid to face them (family of a patient with a bad outcome.) It's important … Continue reading Stopping medical malpractice- how patients can help -conclusion

Stopping medical malpractice- how patients can help – Part 1

  (previously posted under the title 6 reasons to sue your doctor-and how not to-part 1) In the March 2015 issue of Medical Economics, attorney Richard Baker wrote,  "Being sued for malpractice, especially for the first time, can be an unsettling and frustrating experience for a physician.” And stressful and unsettling for a patient, or patient’s family … Continue reading Stopping medical malpractice- how patients can help – Part 1

Words worth sharing- 7 steps to get what you need from your doctor—fast! by Pamela Wible MD

Dr. Wible's article makes several good points about how patient behavior either helps or hinders a physician's efficiency and ability to meet their needs.  I might have titled it, "How to help your doctor help you." But I heartily agree with her advice, so  I want to share it with you here. In summary, her 7 steps are … Continue reading Words worth sharing- 7 steps to get what you need from your doctor—fast! by Pamela Wible MD