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Q: Compare the assumptions of physician-centered and collaborative communication. How is the caregiver’s role different in each model? How is the patient’s role different?
Answer: Physical-centered communication involves the specialists taking control of the conversation. They decide on the topics of discussion and when to end the process. The patient responds to the issues raised by the caregiver and acts accordingly. On the other hand, Collaborative communication involves a mutual relationship between the caregiver and the patient. As peers, they engage in open discussions and joint decisions that satisfy both participants. The patient is the problem solver and principal decision maker. The caregiver acts as a counselor guiding through the process (Brennan et al., 2015).
Brennan, P. F., Valdez, R., Greg, A., Arora, S., Bernstam, E., Edmunds, M., …Trent, R. (2014). Patient-centred care, collaboration, communication, and coordination: a report from AMIA’s 2013 Policy Meeting. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, Volume 22, Issue e1, 1 April 2015