The European Association for Communication in Healthcare (EACH) is a global organisation whose mission is to promote healthcare communication between patients, relatives and healthcare practitioners that is effective, patient-centred and evidence-based.
Ample evidence demonstrates that effective communication is essential to high quality clinical practice and leads to:
- Individualized care that respects patient autonomy
- Safer and more effective healthcare
- Improved disease outcomes
- More satisfied and autonomous patients
- More efficient services
- More cost effective care
Evidence also demonstrates that more effective healthcare communication:
- Can be taught to every health care provider
- Can be implemented in daily practice
EACH members significantly contribute to the body of evidence and best practices for teaching and implementing effective communication in healthcare. EACH and its members can provide high-quality advice on improving communication in your own workplace, country or sphere of influence. EACH is a network of communication researchers and teachers that can provide you or your organization with information tailored to your needs and can connect you to communication specialists in your country or in your field.
International Conference on Communication in Healthcare 2016
We proudly announce the 14th ICCH 2016, which will highlight current innovations in research, teaching, policy and practice in communication in healthcare from throughout the world. The conference will take place from 7-10 September 2016 in Heidelberg, Germany.
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