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Medical Communication

Helping People Doesn't Mean Pleasing Them

Erin Donley | Posted 03.14.2015 | Business
Erin Donley

In my communication trainings, I often ask "if you could find out how others perceive your words, would you want to know what they think?" In most cases, they say yes. But what if you learned that your attempt to uplift, inspire or keep the peace wasn't actually helpful or appreciated?

Fight for What We Care for

Bill Marriott | Posted 02.03.2015 | Business
Bill Marriott

More than a year ago, Donna and I lost our beloved son, Stephen, who had been diagnosed in his teens with a rare mitochondrial disease that slowly cost him his eyesight, his hearing, his strength, and finally, his life. Since then, I have not stopped asking questions. I have not given up on a cure.

WATCH: Course Teaches Doctors To Communicate

Posted 06.18.2012 | Fifty

Practicing medicine is more than just making a diagnosis and finding a cure, it involves the fundamental aspects of communication. Concerned with t...

Reasons For the Anti-Vaccine Movement's Appeal

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Elaine Schattner

There are a few lessons that can be learned about communication in medicine and news from the recently retracted vaccine and autism paper.

How The Internet Is Changing U.S. Health Care

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

Increasing, "e-patients" are going online to augment medical information from their physicians and to look for a second opinion. There's no waiting, and it's free.

Are You An Informed Patient?

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

One lesson of the past decade is that facts - scientific and medical - aren't always clear. Rather, they're messy and often difficult to interpret, even upon expert examination.