The paper "Barriers to effective communication between family physicians and patients in Georgia" by Caucasus University Professor Tengiz Verulava was published in the European international refereed journal "Family Medicine & Primary Care Review".
The link to the article.
Verulava T. (2023). Barriers to effective communication between family physicians and patients in Georgia. Family Medicine & Primary Care Review. 25(1), 80-85. https://doi.org/10.5114/fmpcr.2023.125498
The journal "Family Medicine & Primary Care Review" is indexed in the SCOPUS (Elsevier) international scientific database.
Effective doctor-patient communication is an important issue in medicine, because it has a great impact on the correct diagnosis of the disease, the outcome of treatment, patient satisfaction and the quality of medical services. The purpose of the study was to reveal the main barriers to effective communication between patients and family physicians. Research has shown that active communication between family physicians and patients stimulates patients' motivation and self-confidence, which positively affects their treatment. Special attention should be paid to effective communication with patients whose engagement in treatment is low.