Doctor-Patient Communication

C. Fletcher
1985 Journal of Medical Ethics  
293 pages, London, £21, Academic Press, 1983 Why, it may be asked, should a book on communication between doctors and patients be reviewed in a journal of medical ethics? The answer is that good communication is necessary for competent and compassionate medical practice and it is unethical to do nothing to prevent the failures of communication that are so widespread in medical practice today. This book reports studies, mostly in general practice, which show both the need for better
more » ... and how appropriate training can do much to achieve it.
doi:10.1136/jme.11.3.161 fatcat:i7huwn36bbbjnlzuz6bbvssk3i