GPs are actors - all it requires is a little practice and some patients

'Whether you realise it or not, every day at work you put on a grand show'

Following one of my recent articles on how physicians can improve their communication skills and ultimately help attain better patient outcomes, I received an interesting comment from a physician.

Stage door

It went something like this: “Sorry, but I’m not an actor.”

This response typifies a small (but not insignificant) subset of responses I get when I’m discussing and promoting techniques that any doctor can utilise to better their skills in this area (I secretly also enjoy trying to engage doctors like this and convince them to see differently).