I grew up in an era where my parents and grandparents never asked questions of doctors as they felt that they were not educated enough to ask the professionals, especially if they did not understand what was being said. This book clearly outlines the need for health care professionals to be better communicators, bearing in mind the necessary variables and elements in order to achieve the outcomes of patient satisfaction, compliance and ultimately changes in health status. Congratulations to Dr Aarons on this excellent publication. -Amazon Review
Vital Communications in Medicine – A powerful resource for health care professionals, patients, and their families that provides the knowledge needed to change the way we communicate in the medical field and seeks to improve patient outcomes.
The principles of communication to be found within this book are applicable to all human beings who may fall ill, and all who may have to care for those who are ill. All health care personnel have a vital role to play in communication in medicine and within the health care setting, and this communication occurs daily all over the world.
Medical doctors and instructors, medical students, nurses, nursing instructors, nursing students, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physiotherapists, optometrists, psychologists, chiropodists, nutritionists, audiologists, occupational therapists, podiatrists, paramedics, dietitians, dental hygienists, speech therapists, medical technologists, acupuncturists, radiographers, and all members of the health care professions who interact with patients and their relatives, as well as members of the public who will at some time require health care – will benefit from reading, adopting, and actuating the principles and communicative methodology described and recommended in this book.
If you are like everyone else in the world and have utilized medical services at some point in your life, whether as a patient, medical practitioner, or a patient’s family member, Vital Communications in Medicine, written by Dr. Derrick Aarons J.P. – MB.BS. (UWI), M.Sc. (Bioethics), Ph.D. (McGill).
About the Author
Dr. Aarons is the only Ph.D. trained Bioethicist in the English-speaking Caribbean and is pioneering a change in communication between doctors, patients, and their families that will improve the way medical care is provided and received.
Vital Communications in Medicine explores barriers few even perceive in doctor patient communication. I suspect within a few chapters that doctors will find eye opening content revealing unintentional communication gaffes of their own. It is my belief that this literature ought to be required reading for health care professionals the world wide and should foster improved patient health care experiences in those countries/regions. -Amazon Review