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Break Language Barriers: Therapeutic Effect

Patient-physician communication is vital to a clinical practice. When done well, a therapeutic effect happens with the doctor-patient relationship, (Travaline, 2005). Thus our English language programs have been created to enhance and measure specific communication skills, terminology, and dialogue. . Therefore communication skills of the busy physician often overlooked and remain poorly developed,

The future and today’s established physicians are recognizing the need to be better communicators. In this article, discuss the need for patient-physician communication (why and how). Also we will share expert views offer on how to achieve effective communication in a patient-physician relationship.Through effective communication “patients who understand their doctors are more likely to acknowledge health problems, understand their treatment options, modify their behavior accordingly, and follow their medication schedules”.(Bodgardus and Holmboe, 1037-1041)

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So why bother?

Experts state, “communication involves information-sharing about diagnosis and therapy options, and most physicians recognize that these encounters also involve the patient’s search for a psychosocial healing “connexion,” or therapeutic relationship.” (Stewart, 1423-1433) How can we help? We help practicing physicians gain and strengthen an effective and personal communication style, and, thus, improve patient-physician communication though independent practice and building on phonics awareness skills. We have assembled our own list of practical steps. We hope that these tips, based on our years of instruction.

TIP:

  1. Pause

  2. Stress

  3. Intonations

  4. Syllables

  5. Reinforce Silence with Body Language

PRACTICE:

  1. Find An English-Speaking Conversation Partner.

  2. Make Sure To Listen As Well As Speak.

  3. Record Your Conversation Practice.

  4. Surround Yourself With The English Language.

  5. Practice With Music and Movies.

  6. Read Aloud.

  7. Talk To Yourself.

TECHNIQUES:

  1. Passion goes a long way when it comes to being an effective speaker.

  2. Remember Your Speaking Goal.

  3. Support Your Main Points.

  4. Tell a Story.

  5. Use Presentation Tools Wisely.

  6. Use a Professional Template.

  7. Practice Your Speech.

  8. Work With a Coach

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Tips and and practice seem to be the easiest of the three when it comes to becoming a better communicator. However, techniques in building rapport with your patients comes down to effectively implementing the techniques. Break the language barrier and become closer to your patient. Reserve your spot today WorldTeachESL

Bogardus ST Jr, Holmboe E, Jekel JF. Perils, pitfalls, and possibilities in talking about medical risk. JAMA. 1999;281(11):1037-1041.

Travaline JM, Ruchinskas R, D’Alonzo GE. Patient-Physician Communication: Why and How. J Am Osteopath Assoc 2005;105(1):13–18.

Stewart MA. Effective physician-patient communication and health outcomes: a review. CMAJ. 1995;15(9):1423-1433.

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