Patient/Doctor Communication

  • Don't Fear Patients Reading Their Clinical Notes: Opinion based on the 21st Century Cares Act
  • Be the One to Uplift Your Patients - It's not how much you know, but how much you care: Opinion piece by Andy Lamb, MD March 23, 2021
  • Declaration Of Geneva 2017: My Patient's Well-Being Will Be My #1 Consideration. As the contemporary successor to the 2500-year-old Hippocratic Oath, the Declaration of Geneva, which was adopted by the World Medical Association (WMA) at its second General Assembly in 1948,1 outlines in concise terms the professional duties of physicians and affirms the ethical principles of the global medical profession. The current version of the Declaration, which had to this point been amended only minimally in the nearly 70 years since its adoption, addresses a number of key ethical parameters relating to the patient-physician relationship amongst others
  • Measuring what matters & Capturing the Patient’s Voice: Many providers haven’t figured out how to incorporate patient feedback in a way that systematically improves the care they provide. This roundtable consisting of clinicians, researchers and patient advocates targets a framework for defining and capturing the patient voice and integrating it into the delivery of care
  • Patients should know: what's wrong, what's going to happen, what's required to get home & when expected to go home.
  • Doctors: What do patients want to know? Ask them.
  • Two new books candidly unpack factors that contribute to physician-patient communication breakdowns and medical errors.They reveal the challenges that doctors and patients face in communicating and provide optimistic insights on how to improve health care.
  • Healthcare providers don’t talk to each other enough. Members of the care team—physicians, nurses, social workers and even caregivers—don’t spend enough time communicating with each other about the patient’s needs, and no one from the care team spends enough time communicating with the patient. Additionally, today’s new models of care are focused on maintaining health rather than responding to acute illness. Achieving the triple aim of improving quality, lowering costs and enhancing the patient experience can only be done with a significantly altered and improved communication strategy.