As the stand-up comic puts it, it’s the way you tell ‘em. Doctors tend to think that most of their patients are mad, and imagining their symptoms.
We all know that women are fluffy, silly things and that it’s no good trying to communicate rationally to them. Talk science to them and they’ll probably faint,
HOW TO TREAT THE PATIENT: Study notes for your doctor
Doctors are not renowned for their communication skills. In fact, shouting and barking seems to be the favoured method of talking to those irritating folk known as patients.
Drug giant Eli Lilly has been accused of sending out free samples of the antidepressant Prozac (fluoxetine) through the post to former patients,
SORRY SEEMS TO BE THE HARDEST WORD. Especially when it's a doctor try
A new, breakthrough study has discovered that doctors are human. As a result, they naturally view most of their patients as 'foolish, uncomprehending, hysterical or malingering'.
Patients often only communicate symptoms such as pain, wheezing, swelling, itching. Physicians often remain unaware of how the symptoms impact the patient?s life. Similar symptoms may have very different importance for different patients. It is...