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Improve care by building better relationships with your doctors - Nashville, Tennessee - Tuesday, 07/11/06 - Tennessean.com

Posted Nov 18 2008 12:17am

Improve care by building better relationships with your doctors: "In his book, 'Building Patient/Doctor Trust,' Boehm compiled a series of columns he's written over the years that explain to patients how doctors see their jobs and to instruct doctors how to put themselves in their patients' shoes.'Trust is the glue that holds us together,' Boehm said. 'Doctors need to see that we are losing people's faith and trust in our profession.'In the end, communication is the key. 'Doctors need to know more about their patients than what hurts,' Boehm said. 'The more you learn about somebody, the more you can trust them.'"
As with any two-way street, good doctors are skilled at getting patients to open up !

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