Essay on Medical Terminology And The Medical Field

814 Words Jun 23rd, 2015 4 Pages
There has been a history of poor communication in the medical field that has stemmed from physicians not being able to communicate well. Physicians are having issues trying to use medical terminology and also convey the meaning of the terminology to their patients. Some patients walk away from the doctor 's office feeling as though they still don 't understand what exactly is going on with them. Physicians do not realize that the medical terminology is creating a disconnect between their patients. Communication in the Health Care System is a skill that is necessary for Physicians; however, they lack the ability to listen, speak w/o using medical jargon, and write effectively. The unique ability to listen to individuals and convey what they are saying is important in all aspects of communication because it provides a connection between the listener and the speaker. Failure to listen in the health care system may cause physicians to wrongly diagnose a patient, increase law suit, and separate the doctor and patient relationship. In "All Too Often, The Doctor Isn 't Listening, Studies Show" by Daniel Golemn, states "Although many physicians naturally listen to their patients with empathy, the new studies suggest that too often they are abrupt, apparently uninterested in patients ' distress and prone to controlling the medical interview." This statement by Golemn reveals how physicians are too quick to jump to conclusions in diagnosing their patients , Physicians should listen…

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