Medicine has a language all of its own – a combination of Ancient Greek, Latin, people’s names, made-up words and acronyms – but what is the purpose of that language? It has been developed for us to communicate with each other – with other doctors, but also with our colleagues, staff and patients – and … More The power of communication in medicine
I read an article (1) recently on the nocebo effect, which is the opposite of the placebo effect. … More The Nocebo Effect
Buzz words abound when it comes to communication – compassion, empathy, sympathy – but what do they all mean? … More Compassion, empathy and sympathy – what do they truly mean?