The purpose of this project is to examine how professional communication between physicians and patients takes place during the medical encounter. This research examines the history of medicine; specifically how scientific discoveries have lead to changes in the doctor/patient relationship. Different theoretical models of communication between patients and physicians are examined and some barriers that prevent good communication are introduced. An original model for patient/doctor communication and some possible solutions to these issues are offered.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Technical, Scientific and Professional Communication
Major Qualifying Project
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Humanities and Arts