Medical Books Everyone Should Read To Improve Physician-Patient Communication
An important aspect of becoming a good doctor is to have good communications skills that enable you to have good patient-doctor interactions leading to a better and more trusting relationship.
Some doctors are naturally good at communicating with their patients, unlike some who need to work in it. These doctors either learn over time with experience or try to read medical books focused on providing insights on how to improve their communication. If you're looking to read some of these books, here are some of our recommendations.
"Where There Is No Doctor: A Village Healthcare Handbook" by David Werner
Although a dense read, this extremely important book focuses on the writer's experiences in a village in Mexico with language barriers and communication problems. The book is a great insight into the treatment of health issues like AIDs, Malaria, and drug addiction in a developing country.
"Effective Communication Skills for Doctors (Progressing Your Medical Career)" by Teresa Parrot and Graham Cook
This medical book was written to help medical students in every single stage of their lives, from med school to working in an actual hospital. The book allows you to learn skills such as talking to the patient's friends and families and emphasizes that it's a partnership between medical experts and patients, and recovery for the patients means a win for both of them.
"Interpreting Health Benefits" by Andy Lazris and Erik Rifkin
This is one of our books, but it is guaranteed to improve your communication with patients. We made sure to make this book as simple as possible by focusing on graphics, so it's clear to everyone, no matter if they're a medical expert or not. This book talks about how important it is to be clear about every medical procedure with the patients; this includes all the risks, tests, and drugs used during the treatment.
It also encourages doctors to involve patients no matter the seriousness of the situation. For example, even telling the patients about why they need to take an aspirin or an antibiotic can improve their understanding.
If you're looking to read some of our other medical books, then take a look at our small collection. You can find training books on clinical practices or books about ways to deal with covid 19 risks. All our books are there to facilitate patient-doctor communication, so contact us to place an order or find out more about these books.