A patient's perspective on bedside manner
from By Jessica Taylor
A recent study published in PLOS One showed that the clinician-patient relationship has an effect on healthcare outcomes. There's no denying that clinicians have a high-stress job atmosphere, but that shouldn't take away from the bedside manner given to patients. Whether you're on the phone or in person, your tone, mannerisms and appearance all take a toll on the patient. That said, it can also take a toll on your professional career.
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