Professionalism and Communication in Emergency Medicine

Professionalism_WebPageThe practice of Emergency Medicine has become increasingly complex in recent times with greater patient expectations and increasing time pressures in a crowded and chaotic environment.  The ethical and professional skills of ED physicians are jus as important as their clinical expertise.  In order to practice effectively, ED physicians must employ effective communication strategies with patients and consultants, document appropriately, and have a clear understanding of the legal obligations with Emergency Medicine.

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Acknowledgements:  Howard Ovens, MD (Author)