Learning points from today’s session are:
Be clear with explanations without jargon.
Communication is about getting through and connecting with the other person
It is not about your full medical knowledge of the topic.
How would you continue the discussion with a teenager who is an asthmatic and has got worse symptomatically since starting to smoke. The teenager admits knowing that smoking makes the symptoms worse.
This is in the realm of social medicine instead of acute therapeutic medicine.
There was nothing new in the learning points But these are the points we forget under stress of the exam.