Choose words and tone according to your patient in OET Speaking
When I say that you need to talk to different people differently, are you taken aback?
Have you been using the same kinds of words and the similar tone when you speak to a child, a teenager, a middle-aged person or an elderly person? Then, you have been doing it all wrong.
It’s important to change the tone and the choice of words or even articulation in your talks according to the patient you are having the conversation with.
You can’t talk to an elderly person the same way you talk to a child.
You can’t talk to a child the same way you talk to a person who is sad or emotionally devastated.
So it’s extremely important to be able to change the way you speak according to the situation.
Confused how you can decide this? Keep these factors in mind to know how to adapt your speech to context.
The way you choose to talk to a patient should vary depending on;
- Medical condition