News tagged with communication skills

Patients prefer doctors not use computers in exam room

A new study suggests that people with advanced cancer prefer doctors communicate with them face-to-face with just a notepad in hand rather than repeatedly using a computer. These findings will be presented at the upcoming ...

Oct 24, 2017
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Are clinicians prepared to give bad news?

Delivering news about end-of-life issues is one of the most difficult tasks clinicians encounter in medical practice. Researchers from the Texas Medical Center on behalf of the ETHICS study investigators, in Houston, Texas, ...

Oct 23, 2017
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Improving care transitions for patients

Disruptions in care and poor communication can affect the one in four Medicare patients who move from a hospital to a skilled nursing facility (SNF) after a hospitalization for an acute illness. But there are several untapped ...

Oct 20, 2017
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Speech therapy after a stroke

Dear Mayo Clinic: My mother had a stroke six months ago. Her mobility has returned to near normal. She can read and understands others when they speak. But she has a lot of difficulty talking, often struggling to find the ...

Aug 24, 2017
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