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The institution's principal publication for alumni, friends and physicians.
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Current Issue: SPRING 2004
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Features
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PHOTO - UC Davis Medicine - Human interaction, communication key to good medicine


 

DOCTOR, PATIENT IN HARMONY - HUMAN INTERACTION IS KEY TO GOOD MEDICINE

"Patient-centered care" is an emerging topic of interest that recognizes that the interaction between a doctor and patient can be as important in achieving health as a physician's technical competence.


PHOTO - Coaching helps patients make most out of office visits

 

 

COACHING HELPS PATIENTS MAKE THE MOST OUT OF OFFICE VISITS
 
While medical school curricula concentrate on the physician-side of doctor-patient relationships, Richard Kravitz is exploring ways to help patients be more effective.

PHOTO - New UC Davis program aims to improve communication between patients, doctors


  

NEW PROGRAM AIMS TO IMPROVE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN DOCTORS, PATIENTS
 
Studies have shown that bad communication leads to poor patient care and an increased likelihood of malpractice claims. Bridging this gap is the object of a new clinician-patient communication program launched in January at UC Davis Medical Center.

PHOTO - Prescription to talk   PRESCRIPTION TO TALK

Marketing prescription drugs directly to consumers through advertising has grown to a $3 billion a year industry, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Two UC Davis physicians share their opinions on some of the benefits and drawbacks of this trend.
 
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  Photograph - About the Cover - Doctor and Patient in Harmony  
  About the cover  
  Good doctor-patient communication puts the patient back in the spotlight. In this creative interpretation of a doctor and patient in harmony, UC Davis pediatric pulmonary physician and cello player Jesse Joad and health system employee and gospel singer Arthur Johnson make beautiful music together.  
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