Professionalism 3: Communication
|The doctor sometimes communicates poorly, using words the patients cannot understand or talking in a way that makes them uncomfortable so that he/she cannot effectively reassure or help.
||The doctor communicates effectively with a wide range of patients, using language with which they are comfortable, and is thus able to comfort and support them.
|Has little understanding of this.
||Attempts to do this but is not yet skilful and sometimes runs into difficulty.
||Attempts to do this and is usually successful but recognises his/her limitations.
The doctor communicates effectively with:
and, on occasion with:
||More than one patient at a time.