Compassionate care: enhancing physician-patient communication and education in dermatology: Part I: Patient-centered communication.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The motivation for developing patient-centered communication stems from a desire to enhance the quality of patient care, fulfill professional competency requirements, reduce medical errors, and improve health outcomes and patient satisfaction. Patient-centered communication skills can optimize the physician-patient relationship without significantly prolonging office visits. We propose a series of practical and generally effective techniques for verbal and nonverbal communication. We also suggest a targeted approach for specific difficult conversations that may occur frequently in the practice of dermatology.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nguyen, TV; Hong, J; Prose, NS

Published Date

  • March 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 68 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 353.e1 - 353.e8

PubMed ID

  • 23394923

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-6787

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jaad.2012.10.059


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States