Hyderabad: A two-day “Communicon 2021” conference on communication in healthcare organized by Apollo Hospitals in collaboration with the National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences (NBEMS) and the Society for Development and Implementation of Professional Curriculum for Communication in Healthcare (SDIPCCH) ended here Sunday. .
The conference featured deliberations on effective communication with patients, the role of non-verbal communication in physician-patient interaction, empathy in communication, bad news, violence against physicians, and bad news in patient care. obstetric practice.
“As a doctor, I know how essential communication is and as the WHO mentions that 8-38% of healthcare professionals at any time in their profession experience physical and verbal abuse, especially due to ‘poor communication,’ said Governor Telangana Tamilisai Soundararajan, who was the main guest.
NBEMS President Dr Abhijat Sheth said “It is important for a PG trainee to know how to break bad news and how to counsel a patient and their family under such conditions.”
Dr K Hari Prasad, President, Apollo Hospitals Group, Rajiv I Modi, CMD, Cadila Pharma and other senior doctors were in attendance.
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