Posts Tagged ‘Communication’

Can we learn from the BBC’s crisis management?

It had all the ingredients needed for a collective meltdown: accusations of a cover-up; a significant untoward incident with the potential to damage publ...

Patient preferences often ignored in decisions

Patients’ preferences are often misinterpreted or ignored in treatment decisions, leading to a 'silent misdiagnosis' that is damaging to both doctors and...

Growth in medical miscommunication skills

There is an increasingly wide and bizarre diversity of communication skills in medicine. While simultaneously being one of the top priorities in the underg...

Communication is vital when examining patients

How highly would you rate your communication skills? Most doctors would say theirs are up to scratch - however, a failure to communicate properly with pati...

Communicating with colleagues – advice for hospital doctors

The MDU has developed new guidance for doctors embarking on their first consultant post. In the third of a series of articles guiding you through the more ...

Communicating with patients – advice for hospital doctors

The MDU has developed new guidance for doctors embarking on their first consultant post. In the second of a series of articles guiding you through the more...

Mobile devices offer communication “step change”

Devices4, a new charity focused on improving patient care by placing modern technology in the hands of health professionals, is currently compiling publish...

A psychiatrist’s tale of going under the knife

Doctors are notoriously bad patients. Before undergoing two cataract operations, I heard that familiar joke. Cataract replacement, with a 98% success rate,...

Tips on making your New Year’s resolutions a reality

As we come to the end of another year it’s that predictable time for time to both reflect and look forward to a better life in 2010. The New Year is al...

Improving cultural awareness in your communications

A company, Today Translations, recently placed an advert in The Glasgow Herald seeking speakers of ‘Glaswegian’. Candidates, it said, must understand ...

Medical graduates are poorly prepared

Newly qualified medical graduates are poorly prepared to work as trainee doctors, a survey reveals. The findings, published in Postgraduate Medical Jour...