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Revista Cubana de Medicina Militar

Print version ISSN 0138-6557On-line version ISSN 1561-3046


RODRIGUEZ COLLAR, Tomás Lázaro; BLANCO ASPIAZU, Miguel Ángel  and  PARRA VIGO, Isel Bibiana. Communicative skills during the medical interview. Rev Cub Med Mil [online]. 2009, vol.38, n.3-4. ISSN 0138-6557.

Communication abilities are essential to establish a satisfactory physician-patient relation ant to obtain information to made a appropriate diagnosis, hence the significance to achieve a skilful communication with the patient. In present our aim was to adapt the communication abilities used in educational scope to the medical questioning context. These are grouped in: expression abilities watch and heed abilities, and abilities to establish an empathy relation. From each group its components were expressed, as well as the meaning of each as ability. We conclude that communication is an essential activity in human relations and by its significant character, communication abilities, defined by the educator Ana María Fernández González in case of professor-student communication, may be adapted to medical questioning context.

Keywords : Communication abilities; medical interview; physician-patient relation.

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