The Intelligent Patient's Guide to the Doctor-patient Relationship : Learning How to Talk So Your Doctor Will Listen
Do you feel that your doctor doesn't pay attention to what you say? Does your doctor cut you off when you try to explain how you feel? Do you think your doctor could remember your name without referring to your chart? Does your doctor seem to be in such a hurry that you don't even get a chance to ask your most important questions? Do you spend more time waiting than actually talking to your doctor? Do you understand what your doctor says? This book seeks to demonstrate how to ask the right questions of your doctor, understand the answers, and take more control of your visits to the doctor and your own health. Communication pioneer Barbara M. Korsch, MD, reveals what she has learned about the doctor-patient relationship dilemma over almost half a century of investigation.
- Hardback | 272 pages
- 160.02 x 236.22 x 30.48mm | 544.31g
- 30 Oct 1997
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
About Barbara Korsch
About the Authors Barbara M. Korsch, M.D. is a pioneer in the study and teaching of doctor-patient relations, a graduate of Johns Hopkins Medical School, currently a professor at the Southern California School of Medicine, and a practicing physician, as well as chairman of the council of the renowned Bayer Institute for Health Communication. She is a member of the National Academy of Science and has received numerous awards and honors for her work. Caroline Harding is a science writer whose articles have appeared in many magazines, including National Wildlife and Modern Maturity.