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With good bedside manner, providers are ultimately able to improve communication and reduce errors. How providers interact with patients, through their tone, body language, and actions, has a major effect on the patients' overall experience and understanding of their condition.How can patients improve their bedside manner?
Using words the patient can understand, not medical jargon. This means recognizing their psychosocial, educational and cultural background. Making eye contact when talking. Introducing themselves to the patient and family every time. ... Practicing body language that is honest but doesn't demonstrate haste.What is good bedside manner?
A good bedside manner might include showing empathy, being open to communication, involving the patient in health decisions, and helping the patient feel at ease. A poor one can manifest as arrogance, failure to listen to a patient, abruptness, dismissal of a patient’s fears, and rudeness. Concern about how medical...