Emphasis on MD-patient communication to start in medical school, UBC decides

Kent, Heather
August 1998
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;08/11/98, Vol. 159 Issue 3, p266
Academic Journal
Describes a program at the University of British Columbia to improve physicians' skills in communicating with patients. Hope for better health outcomes; Work of Bill Godolphin on the Informed Shared Decision-Making Project (ISDM); Development of the project; Defining competencies for communications skills; Concern that patients are not used to having choices in care; Negotiating treatment decisions and follow-up care; Trial and error.


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