The practice of medicine requires medical professionals to communicate and establish relationships with patients, their relatives, and fellow medical colleagues. This guide contains concepts to help you enhance your communication skills and navigate through difficult conversations.
The following topics are addressed in this guide:
Other topics related to patient communication are covered in the following rotation guides:
- Geriatric Assessment and Transition of Care (Geriatrics)
- Advance Care Planning and Palliative Care (Geriatrics)
- Chronic Pain (Palliative Care — coming soon)
Rotation Prep was developed by a collaborative team of experts, educators, fellows, and residents including Ramya Ramaswami, MBBS, MRCP(UK), MPH (NEJM Fellow); Ole-Petter Hamnvik, MBBCh, BAO, MMSC (NEJM Education Editor); Molly Elmer-DeWitt, MD; Shmuel Margolin, MD and Leigh Simmons, MD. The content was reviewed by Rachel Taliercio, DO.