Five communication strategies to promote self-management of chronic illness.

@article{Boxer2009FiveCS,
  title={Five communication strategies to promote self-management of chronic illness.},
  author={Harriet Boxer and Susan R. Snyder},
  journal={Family practice management},
  year={2009},
  volume={16 5},
  pages={12-6}
}
Why is it that patients often do not follow our recommendations? Consider the following scenario, in which Mrs. Jones comes in for a routine office visit and her doctor brings up her high blood pressure: Doctor: “Hi, Mrs. Jones. How are you today?” Mrs. Jones: “Fine.” Doctor: “I see that your blood pressure is still high. Are you taking your pills?” Mrs. Jones: “I was, but I ran out last week.” Doctor: “Oh. Well how are you doing with your diet? Are you avoiding salt like I told you to?” Mrs… CONTINUE READING

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