CHECK out our new video module on managing face to face complaints – available now to MDDUS members.
The crucial challenge for health professionals dealing with patient complaints often arises during the 'first contact' with a complainer or their representative. If it is a face-to-face encounter, what you do or say in the next few seconds and minutes can have a significant bearing on the outcome.
Managed well this may set the scene for a smooth investigation and resolution process. Managed badly, however, it may escalate an already emotionally charged situation, making a successful outcome difficult to achieve.
This video module explores some of the more common dynamics present in a face-to-face encounter and suggests some practical do’s and don’ts for complaints handlers and healthcare professionals in general.
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