Margaret AWinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Interim CoeditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: In their article on soliciting
the patient's agenda, Dr Marvel and colleagues1
revisit the research of Beckman and Frankel2
and urge adoption of the term "redirection" over "interruption." Even more
important is their focus on full and complete agenda setting, establishing
a positive and measurable communication objective that can be taught, practiced,
Lang F, McCord RS. Agenda Setting in the Patient-Physician Relationship. JAMA. 1999;282(10):942–943. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-282-10-jbk0908
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