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Effective Communication SKills

Patient Engagement: Please Listen! Please Be Clear!

Patient engagement is interpreted in many different ways, much like the old proverb, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” This subjective interpretation presents healthcare with a challenge because there are great expectations associated with the term. Patient engagement has even been called a “blockbuster drug” for healthcare’s ills—a very big expectation indeed! Evidence […]


Lisa Sams, MSN, RNC Lisa Sams, MSN, RN, is founder and president of Clinical Linkages. Clinical Linkages provides services and resources to health care organizations that result in safer, more effective patient care using the principles of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP). Building teams and improving patient outcomes are the heart of Ms. Sams' work. She has more than 30 years of nursing experience in academic centers and community hospitals.

Lisa Sams, MSN, RNC has 6 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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Effective Communication SKills

The Gateway to Patient-Centered Care

With the clean and bloody bandages whipping in the wind, the passers-by recognized the establishment of the barber-surgeon, who could pull a tooth or leach blood from the patient, as well cut hair and a hangnail. The white and red rags gave way to the iconic barber pole still in use today. The barber-surgeons’ work […]


Barbara Lewis, MBA Barbara Lewis, MBA is the Managing Editor of DocCom, a non-profit on-line communication skills learning system launched in 2005 to help medical students become better communicators. Today, the fastest growing segment of DocCom’s subscribers is residency programs. Translated into three languages, DocCom (www.DocCom.org) has subscribers in eight countries. Barbara is a former journalist and marketing consultant.

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Paths to Patient-Centered Care

Communication: a Powerful Remedy to Cure Ailing Quality and Experiences in Healthcare

The rising emphasis on “The Patient Experience” has stimulated an overwhelming spectrum of improvement offerings: patient-centered architecture, facility design, technology devices, patient engagement/education tools, survey evaluation tools, marketing campaigns, fashionable hospital gowns, artistic decor…and so much more! How do we rank and prioritize the plethora of improvement opportunities? What is MOST important? Communication represents a […]