Thursday, 7 January 2021

What are the Basics of Communication Skills?

The Basics of Communication Skills

Communication skills are central to clinical assessment. The following are the basic techniques that improve communications Skills. 
  1. Attending and listening
  2. Active listening
  3. Verbal techniques
  4. Funneling
  5. Paraphrasing
  6. Selective reflection
  7. Empathy building
  8. Checking for understanding.
In addition, there are important factors that impair communication with patients during clinical assessment.  

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