6.08.2009

Listening Doctors

An article entitled “If all doctors had time to listen” in Sunday’s NYTimes makes the point that patient care would be improved if doctors had the time to listen—no doubt. But, they also need to be taught the skills of listening, a competence that I suspect many doctors consider too obvious to even consider learning and likely believe they already have such competence. Of course, the rest of the world knows differently. Imagine a doctor who listens actively!

2 comments:

Kealah Parkinson said...

Joe, what a wonderful concept! My dream come true would be to teach doctors the art of active listening in my communications course. What about you?
- Kealah Parkinson, Beyond Talk blog
(www.BeyondTalk.blogspot.com)

Cynthia Landrum said...

Link: If All Doctors...