Advances in Long Term Care Medicine

Communicating With Families: Maintaining Realistic Expectations

April 7, 201413 min
Hosted by: Eric Tangalos Guest: David Brechtelsbauer When meeting a patient's family for the first time, what information should physicians be prepared to provide, and how can physicians best address the family's expectations? What are the goals of the family meeting that should be addressed? Dr. David Brechtelsbauer, associate professor of family medicine at the University of South Dakota School of Medicine, offers some communication tips for the first visit physicians have with a patient and their family. Dr. Eric Tangalos hosts.

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