Developing communication in the therapeutic setting


In this telephone interview, Dr Rose McCabe discusses the importance of communication for the therapeutic relationship, the role of communication among non-specific effects and she describes how we can go about improving communication in the therapeutic setting as a means to improving patient outcome.


Date published: 27 March 2009

Audio running time: 11 minutes

Credits: 0.5


Learning outcomes:


By the end of this podcast we hope you will be able to:


  • understand the importance of communication for the therapeutic relationship

  • recognise the link between communication and patient outcome

  • be familiar with the ways we can improve communication in the therapeutic setting

  • understand the difficulties which exist when conducting research in communication.


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Please note: This podcast was recorded in 2009. Please be aware that some of the material covered and/or guidance may have changed.
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