A major strategy for accomplishing this is focusing on communication between our patients and their doctors. Research has shown that the quality of doctor-patient communication is critical to health care outcomes and medical adherence. This can be especially challenging in the context of treating older adult patients. For example, in a review article by Michelle Greene and Ronald Adelman regarding physician and older patient communication about psychosocial issues, they identified several barriers to effective doctor patient relationships.
Communication and Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults
Effective Communication in Caring for Older Adults
PURPOSE: This study aimed to explore how adults with severe acquired communication difficulties experience and make decisions about the communication methods they use. The primary objectives were to explore their perceptions of different communication methods, how they choose communication methods to use in different situations and with different communication partners, and what facilitates their decision-making. Data collection methods were face-to-face video-recorded interviews using each participant's choice of communication method and e-mail interviews. The methodological challenges of involving participants with severe acquired communication disorders in research were addressed in the study design.
Effective Communication Games and Exercises
Specifically, I focused my research on how Facebook is altering the methods users employ to build and maintain a network of friends. This research was facilitated by a survey of Georgetown undergraduates on their uses of various communication technologies, and especially the internet, in keeping connected with others. Furthermore, both studies consider the implications of technology on communication. Therefore, the question that arose in my mind was, do the trends we found in our Pew report among younger teens also apply to young adults?
People with aphasia need others to believe they are competent and have more understanding and social skills than may be apparent. Helpful strategies include:. Despite your best efforts, there will be times when communication breaks down — it is valid and comforting to acknowledge the shared experience of being frustrated.