Hello. What do you know about health communication?
Hey! Not much but I want to learn!
Okay! Well, let's take the journey together. There is so much to explore.
Where should we start?!
- Professional to Patient Interactions/Communication - Health Marketing - Professional to Professional - Professional to General Public - Health Literature
What... I don't understand you. Why...How... Will I be okay?
Why am I here? Why is this happening to me?
Sir, you have been diagnosed with blah blah single cell blah.
Well your treatment options are blah...radiation, with weekly something therapy and daily blah pills. I think we should start tomorrow morning.
Hello, Mr. Lone. I am here to answer any questions you may have and walk you through this process.
What medications? How will they affect me? Also, I don't think I need the walker or hearing aid.
- Does the patient understand their options? - Did you address their concerns?
Patients care about: • Being listened to, and having their expectations met; • Being involved in decisions about their healthcare; • Receiving clear explanations about their medical status and treatment; and • Being treated courteously and respectfully.