Communication with patients

Communication with colleagues is often much easier than talking to patients. We convey you the required skills to communicate professional issues without using medical terms, and without falling back on foreign languages, even if they are understood by both dialogue partners. You acquire essential vocabulary and develop a sense for what can be understood by average patients, and which medical terms have to be paraphrased in German.

We practise communication with patients in realistic situations. We focus on your development of an open but expedient questioning technique. Moreover, we train your skills to grasp the details of a patient's description and discuss problems, which may come up in real situations. You acquire the essential expressions and phrases, as well as useful vocabulary, in order to understand descriptions of pain or sensory impressions.