High Priority Medium Priority
  • Basic communication skills
  • Context of patient's social and economic situation, capacity for self-care, and ability to participate in shared decision making
  • Complex communication skills
  • Management of difficult or problematic physician–patient interactions

From: 3, The Behavioral and Social Sciences in Medical School Curricula

Cover of Improving Medical Education
Improving Medical Education: Enhancing the Behavioral and Social Science Content of Medical School Curricula.
Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Behavioral and Social Sciences in Medical School Curricula; Cuff PA, Vanselow NA, editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2004.
Copyright © 2004, National Academy of Sciences.

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