Talking Points: Enhancing Communication Between Radiologists and Patients
Radiologists communicate along multiple pathways, using written, verbal, and non-verbal means. Radiology trainees must gain skills in all forms of communication, with attention to developing effective professional communication in all forms. This manuscript reviews evidence-based strategies for enhancing effective communication between radiologists and patients through direct communication, written means and enhanced reporting. We highlight patient-centered communication efforts, available evidence, and opportunities to engage learners and enhance training and simulation efforts that improve communication with patients at all levels of clinical care.
Burns J, Agarwal V, Catanzano TM, Schaefer PW, Jordan SG. Talking Points: Enhancing Communication Between Radiologists and Patients. Acad Radiol. 2021 Apr 9:S1076-6332(21)00098-2. doi: 10.1016/j.acra.2021.02.026. Epub ahead of print.