Skip to main content
Study

Disclosing medical errors to patients: effects of nonverbal involvement.

Hannawa AF. Disclosing medical errors to patients: effects of nonverbal involvement. Patient Educ Couns. 2014;94(3)(3):310-313. doi:10.1016/j.pec.2013.11.007.

Save

Print

May 14, 2014
Hannawa AF. Patient Educ Couns. 2014;94(3):310-313.

To evaluate how nonverbal communication affects patients' perceptions of disclosure, this video vignette study compared two medical error disclosures that were verbally effective, one with engaged nonverbal communication and another without. Nonverbal communication included appropriate body orientation, head nodding, and smiling. Patients who watched the vignette with engaged nonverbal communication demonstrated better understanding of the error, underscoring the value of empathy in disclosing adverse events.

Save

Print

Cite
Citation

Hannawa AF. Disclosing medical errors to patients: effects of nonverbal involvement. Patient Educ Couns. 2014;94(3)(3):310-313. doi:10.1016/j.pec.2013.11.007.