Critical Practitioner Skill – The Art of Listening
Are We Losing One of the Most Critical Skills We Need for Medicine?
I recently watched a TED Talk entitled “5 Ways to Listen Better,” which I’ve included below. It was very insightful. All health care providers (current and future) will benefit tremendously by paying careful attention to what Mr. Treasure has to say. One of the six core competencies of the PA profession is Interpersonal & Communication skills. I don’t believe there’s any skill falling beneath the umbrella of this competency more important than developing the art of listening. I challenge all who read these words to watch this talk and see if they can identify a few pearls of wisdom that can be applied to the the practice of medicine. Share what you’ve learned below in the comments section.