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Talking With Your Older Patient, A Clinician's Handbook

May 2016 | National Institute on Aging at NIH

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Effective clinician-patient communication has research proven benefits: Patients are more likely to express greater satisfaction with a treatment and have better outcomes.

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Effective clinician-patient communication has research proven benefits: Patients are more likely to express greater satisfaction with a treatment and have better outcomes. Talking With Your Older Patient, A Clinician’s Handbook from National Institute on Aging at NIH, offers practical guidance for adapting to the unique communications needs of seniors in a way that promotes respect, understanding, and treatment adherence, while making efficient use of clinicians’ time. Topics include considering healthcare perceptions, encouraging wellness, talking about sensitive subjects, breaking bad news, including families and caregivers, talking with patients about cognitive problems, and more. Get a free copy of the booklet and/or read it online at http://1.usa.gov/1XGz5pj.




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