Communication Skills Mentoring Program

Communication skills are important in the patient/physician relationship for both understanding and trust. Better communication can lead to improved patient and physician satisfaction, adherence to treatments, outcomes, and a reduction of liability. Because communication skills can be taught, orthopaedic surgeons should strive to continually improve these skills. Therefore, it is important to find new ways to address communication skills, as part of continuing medical education.

Presented By:

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
and the Institute For Health Care Communication



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