6 Ideas That Physicians Need To Explain Better To Patients

When I was a medical student and resident, my focus was squarely on learning the medicine that I would use to treat patients. I spent far too little time thinking about how my recommendations might be received—or misunderstood by my patients—and the context in which they would receive that information. A little more than a decade into my post-medical school clinical practice--I have an evolving list of ideas that health care professionals – doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and others - need to better explain to their patients.

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