Talking with patients about evidence

Tammy C Hoffmann, Leigh Tooth

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After reading this chapter, you should be able to:
• Describe why it is important that health professionals communicate effectively with their
• Understand what is meant by the term patient-centred care
• Explain what is meant by shared decision making and discuss some of the challenges
associated with it and the strategies that can be used to facilitate it
• List the key communication skills needed by health professionals when talking with
patients about evidence
• Describe the various methods that can be used for communicating information to
patients, the main considerations associated with each method, and the major
factors that should be considered when deciding which communication tool(s)
to use with a patient
• Explain how to effectively communicate statistical information to
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEvidence-Based Practice Across the Health Professions
EditorsTammy Hoffmann, Sally Bennett, Chris del Mar
Place of PublicationChatswood, Australia
Number of pages25
ISBN (Print)9780729541350, 0729541355
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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