Short Communication
Volume 8 Issue 7 - 2021
Communication in Medicine: Part I: Communication as a Process and its Critical Issues
Giuseppe Gullace1* and Luciano Peirone2
1Consultant Cardiologist, Multimedica di Limbiate (MB), Former Director of the Dipartimento Cardiovascolare, of the Dipartimento Coordinamento delle Attività Specialistiche Territoriali and of Cardiologia Riabilitativa of Azienda Ospedaliera della Provincia di Lecco, Former Adjunct Professor of Cardiologia, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
2Psychotherapistm, Former Adjunct Professor of Psicologia Clinica e della Salute-Benessere, University “G. d’Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara and University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy
*Corresponding Author: Giuseppe Gullace, Via San Leonardo 11, 23864 Malgrate (Lecco), Italy.
Received: June 01, 2021; Published: June 26, 2021

“The only big problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place”.

George Bernard Shaw, Wrighter and Playwrighter

“Communication must be useful for the recipients and not for those who promote it” ,

Sergio Mattarella, President of Italian Republic


Communication is an integrating part of our life and influences continuously the relationship with ourselves and the others. It is a process that, based on defined elements, provides the transmission of information and news. Communication in Medicine or in Medical topics transmission is particularly important and delicate matter that needs attention and clear, ethical and responsible management. We divided the paper in three parts: Communication as a process and its critical issues, Medical communication and the relationship with the patient and Psychological aspects of the doctor-patient relationship. In this first part we report some historical news, the mechanisms of communication and some critical issues especially regarding the incorrect way of information transmission and some aspects and modalities of its (voluntary/involuntary) manipulation.


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