Effective Communication Skills to aid Positive Doctorâ€“Patient Relationship
Ravindra B Deokar, Sandeep S Kadu, Kalidas D Chavan
Patient satisfaction is achieved through the communication behaviors of doctors: Their dominance, concern about the psychosocial issues of the patient, illness perceptions, concordance between the doctorâ€™s communication style, the patientâ€™s need for attachment, and the patientâ€™s attitude. There are varied expectations and levels of patient satisfaction due to the omnipresent sociocultural matrix where the doctorâ€“patient relationship is influenced by different cultural interpretations: Class, gender roles, ethos, language, and religious affiliation.
Effective Communication Skills