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Medical Interview - 5th edition

Medical Interview (ISBN10: 080361246X; ISBN13: 9780803612464)
ISBN13: 978-0803612464
ISBN10: 080361246X

Summary: This best-selling title continues to provide succinct and valuable information on conducting patient interviews for students in medicine, nurse practitioner programs, and physician programs. Its primary focus is on interactive skills as tools for gathering data objectively and precisely, and for building relationships with patients.

This book will help students learn the art of medical interviewing through examples of real clinician-patient dialogues both g
ood and bad. It contains chapters on CAM, malpractice prevention, and cultural sensitivity and diversity.

Key Features
  • Addresses the practical and tacit issues involved in the medical interview as the critical tool for the establishment and continuation of a clinician-patient relationship
  • Contains examples of correct and flawed clinician-patient interviews that are taken from real-life encounters
  • Explains how to reduce malpractice suits through effective communication
  • Provides guidelines on how to talk to patients about complementary and alternative therapies
  • Discusses communication skills needed with patients with alternative sexual orientations
  • "Clinical Key" boxes display important tips at a glance
  • Addresses diverse topics as cultural sensitivity and diversity, telling bad news, palliative care, sexual history taking, spirituality, and adolescent interviewing
  • Inside covers contain information that summarize the main points to remember in conducting a medical interview and suggest "words that work".
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Summary: This best-selling title continues to provide succinct and valuable information on conducting patient interviews for students in medicine, nurse practitioner programs, and physician programs. Its primary focus is on interactive skills as tools for gathering data objectively and precisely, and for building relationships with patients.

This book will help students learn the art of medical interviewing through examples of real clinician-patient dialogues both good and bad. It contains chapters on CAM, malpractice prevention, and cultural sensitivity and diversity.

Key Features
  • Addresses the practical and tacit issues involved in the medical interview as the critical tool for the establishment and continuation of a clinician-patient relationship
  • Contains examples of correct and flawed clinician-patient interviews that are taken from real-life encounters
  • Explains how to reduce malpractice suits through effective communication
  • Provides guidelines on how to talk to patients about complementary and alternative therapies
  • Discusses communication skills needed with patients with alternative sexual orientations
  • "Clinical Key" boxes display important tips at a glance
  • Addresses diverse topics as cultural sensitivity and diversity, telling bad news, palliative care, sexual history taking, spirituality, and adolescent interviewing
  • Inside covers contain information that summarize the main points to remember in conducting a medical interview and suggest "words that work".
...show less

Edition/Copyright: 5TH 06
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Publisher: F. A. Davis Co.
Year Published: 2006
International: No

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