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5 key skills for improving clinician-patient relations

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Timothy Poulton, M.D., writes that healthcare team members need at least five interpersonal skills to restore and/or maintain healthy relationships with their patients:

  • Presence and mindfulness.
  • Reflective listening.
  • Information gathering and agenda setting.
  • Recognizing and responding to emotion.
  • Gratitude and appreciation.

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