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10 Easy Ways to Improve Your Bedside Manner
5. Strike the Right Pose
It is just as important to be aware of your own body language. Avoid defensive poses such as crossing your arms, make eye contact and try not to fiddle, say with your pen, or fidget. Being relaxed and confident in your body language will help the patient feel more relaxed and confident. Be careful not to invade their personal space. When speaking to the patient make eye contact. Nod and be interested in what they are telling you.