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Medicine And Books

The Doctor's Communication Handbook

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 07 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:69
  1. Alec Logan

    Peter Tate Radcliffe, £11.50, pp 118 ISBN 1 85775 011 X

    It is now impossible to become a doctor without learning about communication skills. Effective communication is taught to every medical undergraduate and to postgraduate trainees in general practice and should be taught to hospital clinicians, who have a little catching up to do.

    Books on the subject abound and squat heavily on bookshelves in health centres throughout the land. Unfortunately, too few are actually read, because many texts on effective communication fail to effectively communicate. They are often unreadable. An author may display effortless command of the …

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