Summary:  Xinyi (Cynthia) Yang

Editor:  Alan Giles


James interviews Dr Alan Giles about cross-cultural communication, both with patients and colleagues, and the importance of effective communication in the healthcare setting.


Alan Giles is an Emergency Physician and medical educator based in Sydney. After completing his Fellowship in 1994, he has worked in both large and small Emergency Departments in the public and private sector. His educational interests include simulation, bedside ultrasound and FOAM education.

Alan is the host of the podcast EMcast and is the Hospital Skills Director for Sydney Local Health District and South Western Sydney Local Health District. Clinically he works at the Sydney Adventist Hospital in Wahroonga, Sydney, where he also teaches bedside ultrasound. He has volunteered regularly in South East Asia over the last 10 years and is looking for an excuse to do it again. Not as fit as he deludes himself he once was, Alan is married with two adult children and two annoying cats.


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Cross-cultural communication