Clinician-Patient Communication Workshop

Communication skills are important in the patient/physician relationship for both understanding and trust. Improved patient and physician communication can lead to improved satisfaction, adherence to treatments, outcomes, and reduced liability. Because communication skills can be taught, orthopaedic surgeons should strive to improve these skills throughout our careers. Public opinion surveys conducted by the Academy reveal that Americans view orthopaedic surgeons "high tech, low touch". 

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