Doctors Talking with Patients/Patients Talking with Doctors: Improving Communication in Medical Visits, 2nd Edition (2nd ed.)

Improving Communication in Medical Visits, Second Edition

by Debra Roter, Judith Hall

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  • 0313390134
  • 9780275990176
  • 9780313390135

The verbal and nonverbal exchanges that take place between doctor and patient affect both participants, and can result in a range of positive or negative psychological reactions-including comfort, alarm, irritation, or resolve. This updated edition of a widely popular book sets out specific principles and recommendations for improving doctor-patient communications. It describes the process of communication, analyzes social and psychological factors that color doctor-patient exchanges, and details changes that can benefit both parties.

Medical visits are often less effective and satisfying than they would be if doctors and patients better understood the communication most needed for attainment of mutual health goals. The verbal and nonverbal exchanges that take place between doctor and patient affect both participants, and can result in a range of positive or negative psychological reactions-including comfort, alarm, irritation, or resolve. Talk, on both verbal and non-verbal levels, is shown by extensive research to have far-reaching impact.

This updated edition of a widely popular book helps us understand this vital issue, and facilitate communications that will mean more effective medical care and happier, healthier consumers. Roter and Hall set out specific principles and recommendations for improving doctor-patient relationships. They describe the process of communication, analyze social and psychological factors that color doctor-patient exchanges, and detail changes that can benefit both parties. Here are needed encouragement and principles of action vital to doctors and patients alike. far-reaching impact.


  • ABC-CLIO; August 2006
  • ISBN: 9780313390135
  • Edition: 2
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  • Title: Doctors Talking with Patients/Patients Talking with Doctors: Improving Communication in Medical Visits, 2nd Edition
  • Author: Debra Roter; Judith Hall
  • Imprint: Praeger
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0313390134
  • 9780275990176
  • 9780313390135

About The Author

Debra L. Roter holds a joint appointment as Professor in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, and at the Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine and Nursing.

Judith A. Hall is Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0313390134
  • 9780275990176
  • 9780313390135