Teaching doctor-patient communication in family medicine

  • Yong Rafidah AR
Keywords: Doctor-patient communication, family medicine, teaching


Doctor-patient communication skills are important in family medicine and can be taught and learned. This paper summarisesthe salient contents and main methods of the teaching and learning of doctor-patient communication, especially thoseapplicable to the discipline.


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How to Cite
ARY. R. (2007). Teaching doctor-patient communication in family medicine. Malaysian Family Physician, 2(3), 3. Retrieved from https://www.e-mfp.org/ojs3/index.php/MFP/article/view/265
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