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COMPETENCY            5        INTERPERSONAL AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS
          DOMAIN
                                         IN THE PRACTICE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE



        overview



        osteopathic physicians must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, experience, attitudes, values, and behaviors that  REQUIRED ELEMENT 5.1
        facilitate accurate and efficient information gathering, empathetic rapport building, and effective information giving in  ELICITING INFORMATION
        interactions with the patient and surrogates, the patient’s family members and caregivers, and other members of the
        interprofessional collaborative team.                                                                REQUIRED ELEMENT 5.2
                                                                                                             RAPPORT BUILDING
        osteopathic physicians must also demonstrate the ability to effectively document and synthesize clinical findings,
        diagnostic impressions, and diagnostic and treatment instructions in verbal, written, and electronic format.
                                                                                                             REQUIRED ELEMENT 5.3
        Communication in the english language is essential, as is communication with other members of the health care team,
                                                                                                             INFORMATION GIVING
        patients, and others when language barriers or other challenges to effective communication are encountered.
        interpersonal and communication skills for osteopathic medical practice are based on the incorporation of appropriate  REQUIRED ELEMENT 5.4
        knowledge, experience, attitudes, values, and behaviors to determine the nature of the patient’s concern or complaint; to  WRITTEN AND/OR ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTATION
        develop, maintain, and conclude the therapeutic relationship; and to facilitate patient education, shared decision making,  AND COMMUNICATION
        and implementation of diagnostic and care plans. These skills include active listening involving verbal and nonverbal
        behaviors, as well as effective documentation and synthesis of clinical findings and impressions. This set of knowledge,
        skills, experience, attitudes, values, and behaviors extends to the medical interview and to communication with the
        patient, family members, caregivers, and other members of the interprofessional collaborative team. it is essential for
        osteopathic medical practice that the approach be patient centered, holistic, comprehensive, compassionate, and
        respectful, contributing to an understanding of the patient, family, and caregiver perspectives and facilitating trust and
        therapeutic patient-physician relationships.






















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