While communicating with patients and relatives is an everyday necessity, problems persist in: Failure to establish necessary credibility to support belief in important medical facts. Failure to effectively communicate facts. Failure to establish a relationship that is based on the patient’s perception of compassionate care.
Have you observed a particularly effective patient communicator? What made them special?
Controversy still arises about the professional uniform – do you think identifying function and establishing credibility by a uniform is more important that reducing formal barriers with more freedom of garb?