THE IMPORTANCE OF PHYSICIAN-PATIENT COMMUNICATION IN MEDICINE

It is very important to choose a doctor that makes you feel comfortable with him or her, you must find a doctor that is able to listen and talk with you openly, that has the time for you and shows interest in helping you or your family to find the best plan of treatment  for you, because really knows you.

Communication serves not only for obtaining information that physicians needs for carryng out their functions, but also can be employed so that patients perceive that they are being heard, for patients to fully underrstand the significance of their disease, and so that patients feel they are co-participants in their own healthcare. It corresponds to Physicians to identify, in their day-to-day medical practices, their own difficulties and to reflexively transform these into positive participation in their patients’ healthcare.