Posts Tagged: listening

The Patient story…

This is the first post in our new series on Communication. One of the key components of clinical practice is successfully understanding the patient story.  This is the foundation of understanding the clinical, educational, and psychological needs of the patient. Here are a few principles to help with effective communication and understanding the patient: Don’t Interupt You may have heard the commonly quoted 23 seconds that it takes before a practitioner usually interrupts a patient’s story.  However, if you let your patient speak continuously, most will finish after 60 seconds Continue Reading »