In a Blink: Awareness, Assessment, and Adapting to Patient Communication Needs Michael S. Woods

ISBN: 9781599401102

Published: January 1st 2007

Paperback

145 pages


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In a Blink: Awareness, Assessment, and Adapting to Patient Communication Needs  by  Michael S. Woods

In a Blink: Awareness, Assessment, and Adapting to Patient Communication Needs by Michael S. Woods
January 1st 2007 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 145 pages | ISBN: 9781599401102 | 4.33 Mb

Health care providers often overestimate their ability to communicate effectively at the patients level of understanding. This can put compliance, safety, and outcomes at risk. Thats why Dr. Michael S. Woods wrote In a Blink. Its the only resourceMoreHealth care providers often overestimate their ability to communicate effectively at the patients level of understanding.

This can put compliance, safety, and outcomes at risk. Thats why Dr. Michael S. Woods wrote In a Blink. Its the only resource youll need to raise awareness, improve assessment, and help you adapt within seconds to the patients communication needs. Use the practical advice in Dr. Woods book to apply the 3As of effective communication, as you: * Increase your awareness of the patient based on his or her gender, ethnicity, religious, cultural, and socioeconomic background * Rapidly assess what information you should share, based on these characteristics.

This is known as thin slicing, and your ability to thin-slice assess determines whether you will succeed or fail as a communicator * Immediately adapt your communication style to the situation, so you provide just the right amount of details for the individual to make an informed decision * Save time, end frustrations, and ensure a quality outcome Communicating effectively seems simple but isnt. It requires effort and practice. Using the straightforward principles in Dr. Woods book, you can improve your communication skills and learn more about your patients needs.



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