A wealth of evidence shows that patients have difficulty communicating with their doctors. Change can be realized through enhancement of communication skills and support to encourage and facilitate the use of these skills.
In this webinar, William Godolphin, MD and Angela Towle, PhD talk about the “Talking with your doctor” interactive workshops they have developed and how the central methodologies: Informed and Shared Decision Making and the PACE framework can be applied to doctor-patient communication interactions involving chronic pain.
William Godolphin and Angela Towle are Co-Directors of the Division of Health Care Communication at UBC which collaborates with community and academic partners to complete research and create programs which strive to improve client-health professional communication.
Dr. Godolphin has been a teacher and researcher for many years, with projects and publications ranging across lipoproteins, breast cancer prognostic factors, clinical laboratory toxicology, laboratory automation and medical education. He is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine.
Dr. Towle's expertise, especially in the management of change, builds on her past experience in health services development and change in medical education with the King's Fund, London, UK. She was Associate Dean, MD Undergraduate Education in the Faculty of Medicine from 2003 to 2010. She is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine and Senior Scholar in the Centre for Health Education Scholarship at UBC.