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Time to Start Using Evidence-Based Approaches to Patient Engagement

Thursday, March 29, 2018

"Would you trust a surgeon who told you, “I haven’t had any formal training for this procedure, observed any experts, nor received feedback on my skills, BUT over the course of time, through trial and error, I think I’ve found what works for me”? That is essentially how physicians were “trained” in communication skills for decades. Even though most of us know that it is the right thing to communicate effectively, humanistically, and compassionately, fewer of us know that over the past quarter-century or so, patient-clinician communication has become a prominent field of scientific research..." - Read the full article linked below written by ACH Vice President of External Education, Calvin Chou, MD, PhD, FACH. 

https://catalyst.nejm.org/evidence-based-patient-provider-communication/


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