Communication in Medicine
The way we communicate (which comes from the Latin ‘communicare’, meaning ‘to share’) can be either good medicine or bad medicine.
We can communicate in a way that makes people feel valued, cared for, supported, even loved, or we can communicate in a way that makes them feel less than us, uncared for, and other unpleasant feelings.
Communication is not just about the words we use. It is about the tone we speak them in, the gestures that accompany them, our body language … for communication is an energy that is felt in the body and shared between bodies.
Loving communication is about deeply caring for people, as fellow human beings, no matter what ‘role’ they play in our lives, whether they be patients, colleagues, family or friends.