Communication: The Key to the Game Article

Konin, JG. (2007). Communication: The Key to the Game . CLINICS IN SPORTS MEDICINE, 26(2), 137-148. 10.1016/j.csm.2007.01.008

cited authors

  • Konin, JG



  • Being a team physician requires a whole new set of communications skills, depending on the organization one is affiliated with. There may be a single expected procedure to follow, or multiple procedures may be required. Regardless, it is imperative for the team physician to understand that his or her role is vital to those who seek accurate and timely information, thus potentially requiring physicians to adapt their current methods for communicating. Learning how to communicate as a team physician in a timely and accurate manner, understanding the appropriate chain of command, and avoiding common pitfalls associated with improper and sometimes adverse forms of communication will pave the way for an excellent long-term working relationship. © 2007.

publication date

  • April 1, 2007

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start page

  • 137

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  • 148


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