Patients who display dependent characteristics in the healthcare setting

How the healthcare provider can interact effectively and build trust with a dependent patient

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The dependent patient typically relies completely on the healthcare provider's judgments and suggestions while making little or no effort to contribute to consultation/dialogue.

Learn the effective communication style to help build trust with patients who display dependent characteristics.

Also included within lecture materials! : More unique interaction styles for other characteristics as opinionated, overwhelmed, impatient, defiance, terminally ill, adolescence, "Dr. Mom/Dad" etc.

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There are ways to effectively engage and build trust in these scenarios . Let's find out how....

Your Instructor

Nonye Aghanya
Nonye Aghanya

Family Nurse Practitioner (RN, MSc, FNP) * Author * New York

Nonye Aghanya obtained a Master of Science degree as a family Nurse Practitioner from Pace University, New York and has worked in various healthcare settings. She currently works in retail clinic. She is the author of 2 books “Simple Tips to Developing A Productive Clinician-Patient Relationship” and “Principles For Overcoming Communication Anxiety and Improving Trust”. Featured courses which are based on findings from research study reports and on her book contents have received accreditation by the Nationally recognized accreditation agency ACCME to grant CME/CE credits to healthcare practitioners. She has maintained numerous interactions with diverse groups of individuals in the healthcare settings for close to 30 years. A Fellow of the American college of Healthcare Trustees, she is married and has 4 daughters.


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