Techniques for communicating with your elderly patient.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A physician can best treat elderly patients if he or she understands their unique problems and employs effective techniques of communication. Be aware how your patient's anxiety or your own view about the elderly can erect a barrier to communication. Your position in the room, your tone of voice, your touch all communicate--either positively or negatively--to your elderly patient.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Blazer, D

Published Date

  • November 1, 1978

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 79 - 84

PubMed ID

  • 710895

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0016-867X


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States