CMN103 2010-02-25

CMN103 2010-02-25 - CMN103 2010-02-25 Gender and Health...

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CMN103 2010-02-25 Gender and Health Communication Health Communication o Gender and patient-physician communication Physician’ communication Differences between male and female doctors Differences between doctors’ communication with male and female patients Patients’ communication Differences between male and female patients Differences between patients’ communication with male versus female doctors Gender and Physician communications o Consultation differences Number of screening and counseling services Female doctors get more screening Length of consultations Longer for female doctors Amount of information given Female doctors provide more information o Communication style differences Focus more on building a partnership Female doctors work on building a collaborative effort Level of directness Male doctors more direct Emphasize social aspects of health (e.g., emotions, family, lifestyles) Female more likely Amount of listening to patients Female doctors tend to listen more to patients Amount of reassuring and encouraging Female doctors do more Expression of doubt, empathy, and other emotions (F) o Doctors’ communication with male versus female patients Interpersonal care and attention Female patients get more attention and longer office visits Talking down to patient with simpler language (F) Amount of information received
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