Dutch in Dialog
Dutch in Dialog
 

Working with medical specialists:
diagnosis and empathy

Empathy in communicating with patients should not be underestimated. A physician needs more than stock phrases such as: ‘I know this is difficult for you.’ Conversational tempo and tone, language rhythm and non-verbal expression can make all the difference to a patient’s understanding of a diagnosis and prognosis. 

First, we will identify your specific verbal and non-verbal communication strengths. Then, in addition to building your essential vocabulary and grammar, your Dutch in Dialogue program will focus on the empathic components of conversation management.

Medical Specialist (British origin):

’My professional and personal life benefited enormously from the strength of the linguistic ability I was able to develop with the support and guidance from Dutch in Dialogue. I found it immensely beneficial to be able to converse freely with Dutch colleagues, often achieving results not attainable by my English-speaking colleagues. It also helped me and my family assimilate into Dutch life and culture with relative ease.’

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Empathy in communicating with patients should not be underestimated. A physician needs more than stock phrases such as: ‘I know this is difficult for you.’ Conversational tempo and tone, language rhythm and non-verbal expression can make all the difference to a patient’s understanding of a diagnosis and prognosis. 

First, we will identify your specific verbal and non-verbal communication strengths. Then, in addition to building your essential vocabulary and grammar, your Dutch in Dialogue program will focus on the empathic components of conversation management.

Medical Specialist (British origin):

’My professional and personal life benefited enormously from the strength of the linguistic ability I was able to develop with the support and guidance from Dutch in Dialogue. I found it immensely beneficial to be able to converse freely with Dutch colleagues, often achieving results not attainable by my English-speaking colleagues. It also helped me and my family assimilate into Dutch life and culture with relative ease.’

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