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Oct. 4, 2018

Health professional-patient communication practices in East Asia: An integrative review of an emerging field of research and practice in Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and Mainland China.

Region: South-East Asia Scientific publication Strengthening governance and accountability, Coordinating services within and across sectors, Creating an enabling environment Source: Patient Education and counseling

There is a need to consider local culture in understanding and interpreting medical encounters in East Asia. So the aim of this study was to provide an integrative review of literature on health communication in East Asia and detail culturally-specific influences wicht highlights the need for a specific culturally-appropriate model of health communication in East Asia which may significantly improve relationships between clinicians and patients.