Rebecca Ryan

PhD, Senior Research Fellow, Deputy Director, Centre for Health Communication and Participation, School of Psychology and Public Health, College of Science, Health and Engineering, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Vic; Joint Coordinating Editor, Cochrane Consumers and Communication Group

Medications and doctor–patient communication

Paying attention to communication is an important part of respect for patients, to foster the principles of patient-centred care and shared decision making, and to promote better medical outcomes.