Improving communication in the health care setting

Ponte, Charles D.
April 2011
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;4/15/2011, Vol. 68 Issue 8, p666
Academic Journal
In this article the author discusses the importance of good spoken and written communication skills for new practitioners, which can enhance patient care in the healthcare setting. He states that pager and phone interruptions and poor penmanship of patient records can adversely affect a patient's health and well-being. It is suggested that new practitioners should seek mentoring to develop good communication skills in the patient care environment.


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