Description of Practice Report: Communication with Patients Who Have Low Vision
Vision rehabilitation is a clinical discipline in which there is a great deal of discussion with patients--reviewing patients' goals; educating patients about their ocular condition; outlining rehabilitation options; and often conveying "bad news," such as the assessment that a patient can no longer drive or that it is anticipated that a patient's vision will never improve. This article reviews two published models of physician-patient communication and addresses how each may apply to health care professionals in vision rehabilitation who communicate with patients, such as discussing the need to stop driving with patients who have age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
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Review Practice Report: Communication with Patients Who Have Low Vision
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