Communication 202: A Deeper Understanding of GI Illness Through a Patient Centered Approach

This innovative video learning tool teaches the sophistication and complexity of the medical interview. Within the context of a clinical visit, the program demonstrates educational techniques to improve communication skills, patient centered care, psychosocial assessment, shared decision making, and methods to optimize the patient-provider relationship. Although the symptoms relate to disorders of gut-brain interaction (functional GI disorders), the information provided within the interview applies to patients with most any medical diagnosis. Thus, the medical symptoms serve only as a template to explore in greater depth the patient’s understanding, associated psychological features, patient concerns and behaviors and at a deeper level the psychosocial derivatives of the illness that drives the clinical presentation. Using this knowledge, the clinician is able to utilize more advanced methods to optimize patient care. Learn More