Effective Medical Communication

The A, B,C, D, E of it

  • Subhash Chandra Parija
  • Balachandra V. Adkoli

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Communication Skill for Everyone - Begin with a Bang!

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Rasnayaka M. Mudiyanse, Amaya Ellawala
      Pages 3-15
    3. Subhash Chandra Parija, Balachandra V. Adkoli
      Pages 17-26
    4. Balachandra V. Adkoli, Subhash Chandra Parija
      Pages 27-36
  3. For Students and Residents: Catch Them Young!

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. B. Vishnu Bhat, Manoj Kumar Kingsley
      Pages 39-47
    3. Krishna Seshadri
      Pages 49-61
    4. Nirmala N. Rege, Raakhi K. Tripathi
      Pages 77-90
  4. For Junior and Mid Faculty: Hold Them Strong!

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Tejinder Singh, Rajiv Mahajan
      Pages 101-110
    3. Tony George Jacob, Peush Sahni
      Pages 123-130
    4. Balachandra V. Adkoli, Subhash Chandra Parija
      Pages 149-157
  5. For Leaders: Can’t Go Wrong!

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Subhash Chandra Parija, Balachandra V. Adkoli
      Pages 161-168
    3. Santosh Salagre, Avinash Supe
      Pages 169-177
    4. Balachandra V. Adkoli, Swati Pawar
      Pages 179-186
    5. Supten Sarbadhikari
      Pages 187-195
  6. Depending Upon Situations, Play Ping-Pong!

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Mona Hmoud Al-Sheikh, Muhammad Zafar Iqbal
      Pages 215-225
    3. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani
      Pages 235-245
    4. Sumathy Sundar
      Pages 247-256
    5. Indika Karunathilake, Chamindri Witharana
      Pages 257-266

About this book


Effective communication is at the heart of medical profession, whether it is patient-doctor communication, interpersonal communication, or communication with the scientific and research community. However, medical professionals are not adequately trained in these skills, and when it comes to presentations, the message is often lost due to inadequate preparation, ineffective slides, and a generally unconvincing performance by the presenter. This book addresses all aspects of the communication skills required by individuals entering medical school as well as professionals farther up the career ladder. Each chapter offers a quote or a statement that captures the essence of the text. Adopting a unique approach known an A, B, C, D and E  (Assess Need, Brief, Contextualize, Describe and Evaluate) the book includes abundant illustrations, real-world case scenarios, anecdotes, tables, graphs and cartoons, as well as practical information, and tips on communicating effectively. As such it is a valuable resource for new and experienced clinicians, educators and researchers wanting to improve their communications skills.


Communication Skills Interpersonal communication Faculty Development Medical Education Health Professions Education Undergraduate education Post-graduate education Assessment strategies Evaluation, feedback Mentoring Reflection Quality assurance

Editors and affiliations

  • Subhash Chandra Parija
    • 1
  • Balachandra V. Adkoli
    • 2
  1. 1.Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (Deemed-to-be University)PondicherryIndia
  2. 2.Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (Deemed-to-be University)PondicherryIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-15-3408-9
  • Online ISBN 978-981-15-3409-6
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