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Communication Skills: Why Bother?
Activity Expires: 06-04-2012

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Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: 1) define effective communication as it relates to the patient-physician relationship; 2) identify three ethical reasons to improve patient-physician communication; 3) list four barriers to effective patient-physician communication; 4) describe the three trust-building behaviors for improving communication skills; and 5) summarize the process for breaking bad news

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Credits / Hours

Earn 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Earn 1 ETHICS Credit

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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Lloyd M. Garland, MD
Robert L. Gee III, EdD
Judy C. Googins, MD
John S. Jackson, MD
Edgar P. Nace, MD

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Activity Disciplines
Physician CME

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