Intended for healthcare professionals

Communication issues in the dermatology setting

In this article, we discuss communication issues that may arise when doctors are caring for patients with skin diseases, and reflect on how such diseases may affect the way patients communicate. In addition, we suggest that doctors could use the media more effectively to influence the public’s perception of what is normal skin and to raise the profile of skin disease.
Dermatology in practice 2006; 13(5): 22–24
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