Communication between the doctor and patient is essential to ensure proper medical care.
Health care professionals (HCPs) are obliged to give patients accurate information, but they must also:
- Communicate effectively so that the patient can understand.
- Confirm that the patient really does understand the relevant information.
There are some excellent online videos concerning communication featuring Dr. Rob Buckman. Sadly Dr. Buckman died on 9th October 2011. Here is an example on the topic of breaking bad news: