Communication Skills in Medicine / Edition 1

Communication Skills in Medicine / Edition 1

by Charles R. K. Hind, Hind
     
 

ISBN-10: 072791152X

ISBN-13: 9780727911520

Pub. Date: 05/28/1997

Publisher: Wiley

Little training is given to doctors in breaking bad news to patients and their families. Stories of heartless behaviour by doctors ill-equipped for the task are rife. This user friendly book will help all health care workers to face the situation more confidently. Written by specialists in each field, it provides practical guidance on all types of situations  See more details below

Overview

Little training is given to doctors in breaking bad news to patients and their families. Stories of heartless behaviour by doctors ill-equipped for the task are rife. This user friendly book will help all health care workers to face the situation more confidently. Written by specialists in each field, it provides practical guidance on all types of situations

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780727911520
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/28/1997
Pages:
186
Product dimensions:
5.45(w) x 8.55(h) x 0.46(d)

Table of Contents

Talking to the parents of a baby with perinatal brain injuries, Steven Ryan; telling parents their child has severe congenital anomalies, Steven Ryan; supporting relatives following a cot death, Barbara M. Phillips; the child in whom you suspect non-accidental injury or sexual abuse, Marion Miles; talking to the parents of a child who is brain dead, Alistair W. Blair and Christopher R. Steer; communicating with young adults with cystic fibrosis, Anthony K. Webb; counselling your patient for an HIV blood test, Sheila Moss et al; telling your patient he or she has multiple sclerosis, Helen L. Ford and Michael H. Johnson; telling your patient he or she has cancer, Dawn L. Alison; dealing with the difficult patient, Sam P. Smith; discussing the question of resuscitation with the patient and relatives, Kevin Stewart; telling relatives that a family member has died suddenly, Jonathan Marrow; asking relatives for a postmortem examination, Simon J. Sherwood and Roger D. Start.

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