Implementation of a Communication Tool Kit To Enhance Communication Between Healthcare Providers and Patients

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Implementing a effective communication tool kit in order to improve the communication gap between the healthcare providers and patients is a matter of concern in present scenario. This approach is needed to improve the patient compliance, awareness regarding the treatment procedures so that better decision making can be done by patients in consideration of cost-effective therapy.


For the purpose it is important to improve or reduce the communication gap between healthcare providers such as physicians and patients. This will be beneficial for both physicians as well patient in improving the medical practice. Physician learns how to deliver bad news such as suffering from cancer to a patient, understanding the emotions of patient, helping them regarding decision-making such as signing an informed consent for a clinical trail. On the other hand the patient feels comfortable and understands the treatment strategies with confidence. The protocol as discussed by Stephanie, Anthony, Susan, and Susan (2002) is depicted in the Table 1.
As reported in a publication Elliot et al (2006) a study was conducted by the American College of Physicians Foundation (ACPF) and the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) from 2002-2005 regarding implementation of Information Prescription (or "Information Rx") Program. According this study internet with proper health websites can be a useful tool for improving communication between physician and patient. ...
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