ERIC Number: ED473493
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
How To Talk to Your Doctor (and Get Your Doctor To Talk to You!). An Educational Workshop on Doctor Patient Communication = Como Hablarle a su Doctor (iY que su doctor le hable a usted!). Un seminario educativo sobre la comunicacion entre el doctor y el paciente.
Baylor Coll. of Medicine, Houston, TX.
This workshop, written in both English and Spanish, focuses on improving communication between physician and patient. In the workshop, the trainers will talk about "building bridges" between patient and doctor by understanding the doctor's role and his/her duty to the patient. According to the workshop, a person's doctor should communicate important health information to him/her in a clear and understandable manner--and the patient's actions and how he/she says something can also make a difference. The workshop aims to help patients: (1) recognize barriers to good doctor-patient communication; (2) learn good patient communication techniques; and (3) practice new skills with the workshop trainers. It is intended for small groups (20-40 people) that can benefit from improved doctor-patient communication, such as elderly, low-English proficiency groups, and groups that express difficulty with medical staff. (NKA)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Communication Strategies, Health Behavior, Helping Relationship, Patient Education, Physician Patient Relationship, Therapeutic Environment, Workshops
IDEAL Core, Veterans Affairs Medical Center (152), 2002 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030. Tel: 713-794-8620; Fax: 713-748-7359.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Minority Health (PHS/DHHS), Washington, DC.; National Institutes of Health (DHHS), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Baylor Coll. of Medicine, Houston, TX.