Haslam D. Choosing the right words. Practitioner 2016;260(1791):35

Choosing the right words

21 Mar 2016Registered users

In general practice, communication is everything. If the doctor and the patient don’t understand each other, the chance of any consultation being successful is dramatically reduced. It’s bad enough when dealing with straightforward but potentially embarrassing clinical conditions, when multiple euphemisms abound. However, when it comes to consultations about sexual health then the opportunities for crossed wires and misunderstanding are legion.

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