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Patient Communication: Ethical Considerations During the Doctor-Patient Encounter Doctor Your Words Are Powerful! (2 CEUs)



Embedded within the art of Chiropractic, in addition to analysis, diagnosis, and technique, is the art of doctoring. Central to this uniquely human experience is the doctor-patient relationship. The application of the generally recognized elements of a good doctor-patient relationship (e.g., truthful communication, empathy, trust, helpfulness, and respect for patient autonomy) can lead to improved patient outcomes. This lecture will focus on all elements of the doctor-patient relationship with an emphasis on communication as a core clinical competency.