Doctor-Patient Communication: Breaking the Cycle
Welcome to the website for the book "Breaking the Cycle: How to Turn Conflict Into Collaboration When You and Your Patients Disagree."
Breaking the Cycle explains how physicians can understand, approach, and resolve doctor-patient conflict in a way that breaks down barriers and builds stronger, more gratifying relationships.
As seen in the Wall Street Journal.
Breaking the Cycle Features:
- A wealth of real-life experiences and case studies that show how impasses arise and how best to respond
- A systematic approach that shows physicians how to create and maintain viable patient relationships
- Practical advice based on the experiences of an internist, health psychologist, and a family therapist
Learn more about the book.
A practical approach that actually helps physicians, patients, and families reduce conflict ... Speaking as one of the frustrated physicians who has tried to resolve these issues in practice, I am delighted to report that this book by Blackall, Simms, and Green is just what I've been waiting for!— Mark Siegler, MD, Lindy Bergman Professor of Medicine and Surgery; Director, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics; Author of Clinical Ethics: A Practical Approach to Ethical Decisions in Clinical Medicine
Blackall, Simms, and Green provide a valuable map for those of us striving to navigate the murky waters of challenging physician–patient interactions. Their model is clearly presented, lucid, and practical.— Dan Shapiro, PhD, author of Delivering Doctor Amelia
Breaking the Cycle will be of enormous help to physicians of every stripe. The cases beautifully show us something fundamental about caring for patients- namely, effective care begins with genuine interest in building relationships with patients and is sustained by genuine curiosity about the patient's perspective.— Jodi Halpern, MD, PhD, author of From Detached Concern to Empathy: Humanizing Medical Practice
Overall I found this to be a practical and useful book. I think it would be especially helpful to medical students and residents who are working toward establishing their own clinical identity for the provision of care and their models for physician/patient interactions.— J. LeBron McBride, PhD, MPH