Touch in primary care consultations: qualitative investigation of doctors' and patients' perceptions

Cocksedge, Simon; George, Bethan; Renwick, Sophie; Chew-Graham, Carolyn A.
April 2013
British Journal of General Practice;Apr2013, Vol. 63 Issue 609, pe283
Academic Journal
The article presents information on study in urban and semi-rural areas of north-west England in order to study the effect of touch in primary care consultations. It mentions that expressive touch improves interactions and communication between general practitioners (GP) and patients. It also states that emphasis on educational related to the use of expressive touch will help in enhancing clinical communication, which ultimately results in patient well-being and care.


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