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What abilities should health professionals have to communicate with adolescents?

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Ms. Lau
9 June 2021
What abilities should health professionals have to communicate with adolescents?

What abilities should health professionals have to communicate with adolescents?

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Lucia Wong
9 June 2021

You’re welcome.

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Ms. Lau
9 June 2021

Many thanks for your input to the discussion.

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Lucia Wong
9 June 2021

there are four cardinal attributes that health professionals must have to effectively communicate with adolescents:
• An ability to listen and hear what is being said in the context of that young person’s life experience.
• The knowledge and skills to integrate the elicited information into both developmental contexts and diagnostic determinations.
• To be able to effectively summarise and feed back information, findings, diagnosis, and plans for intervention or amelioration of symptoms.
• An ability to integrate brief problem-focused counselling using motivational communication skills.

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