Now more than ever health care professionals must communicate with patients in a manner that is effective, efficient and easy to understand. Although good communication has always been essential to the relationship between the patient and the surgeon, the practice of virtual medicine (which has spread more rapidly than the infection that fueled its necessity) has highlighted the importance of patient-surgeon interaction. If you have ever felt that you could have done a better job communicating with your patients or if you have some great techniques, ideas or insights, join us for an informative and entertaining discussion about how we communicate with our patients, both in person and now virtually.
Paul Zalzal, MD MASc
Associate Clinical Professor, Surgery
Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital
Tom Zochowski, MD, FRCSC
Orthopaedic Surgeon Oakville
Trafalgar Memorial Hospital