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Focusing on the communication with the patient: An introductory course at the Medical School of the University of Crete

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Χρήστος Λιονής (Christos Lionis)
Χρήστος Λιονής (Christos Lionis)


This brief report focuses on the communication between doctor-patient and provides the brief description of the skills that should accompany the doctor in his / her meeting with the patient. This review article refers also to the experience gained at the Medical School of Crete where a course on the "doctor-patient relationship" and on “compassionate health care” have been included in its medical curriculum.


doctor-patient relationship;self-care;patient centered care;chronic care model;primary health care;evidence-based care, integrated care;motivational interviewing;narrative competence;spiritual care;compassionate care;shared decision making


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