Communication in the medical field: problems and approaches

June 16, 2023
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Communication is an action, but also a fundamental need that every person realizes every day. It is a simple and everyday element of our lives, but with a complex and extensive network of influences. The purpose of the study is to analyze communication in the medical field, the importance of patient participation in this process, and to assess the alignment of existing models with the goals and approaches of medical education. The results showed that communication directly affects the quality of life and fate of the patient, from the possibility of encouraging him to receiving specific information from him. Favorable conditions for medical practice, which takes place in an organized and structured context due to medical self-governance, are of great importance both for the individual activity of a doctor and in terms of his social function. The consultative model of medical communication is considered to be the most effective at the doctor-patient level. At all stages of communication, the doctor should ensure the patient’s freedom of choice. A literature review has shown that physicians should learn, develop and maintain communication skills throughout their lives.

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