ISBN 9780803607712,The Medical Interview: Mastering Skills for Clinical Practice

The Medical Interview: Mastering Skills for Clinical Practice

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Cengage Learning India Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 2006

ISBN 9780803607712

ISBN-10 0803607717


Edition 5th
Number of Pages 416 Pages
Language (English)

Medicine: general issues

This text addresses the practical and tacit issues involved in the medical interview as the critical tool for the establishment and continution of a clinician-patient relationship. It contains real-life examples of interviews; explains how to reduce malpractice suits through effective communication; provides guidelines on how to talk to patients about complementary and alternative therapies; discusses cultural and ethnic diversity isues and English as a second language; and discusses the communication skills needed with patients with alternative sexual orientations. A pocket card summarizes the main points to remember in conducting a medical interview.