Smith's Patient Centered Interviewing: An Evidence-Based Method, Third Edition / Edition 3

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A comprehensive, evidence-based introduction to the principles and practices of patient communication in a clinical setting

Endorsed by the American Academy on Communication for Healthcare

Updated and expanded by a multidisciplinary team of medical experts, Smith’s Patient-Centered Interviewing, Third Edition presents a step-by-step methodology for mastering every aspect of the medical interview. You will learn how to confidently obtain from patients accurate biomedical facts, as well as critical personal, social, and emotional information, allowing you to make precise diagnoses,

develop effective treatment plans, and forge strong clinician-patient relationships.

The most evidence-based guide available on this topic, Smith’s Patient-Centered Interviewing applies the proven 5-Step approach, which integrates patient- and clinician-centered skills to improve effectiveness without adding extra time to the interview’s duration.

Smith’s Patient-Centered Interviewing covers everything from patient-centered and clinician-centered interviewing skills, such as:

  • Patient education
  • Motivating for behavior change
  • Breaking bad news
  • Managing different personality styles
  • Increasing personal awareness in mindful practice
  • Nonverbal communication
  • Using computers in the exam room
  • Reporting and presenting evaluations

Companion video and teaching supplement are available online. Read details inside the book.

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Reviewer: Tracy Scott, DNP (University of Colorado College of Nursing)
Description: This is an update of a book that uses a multidisciplinary approach to design a clear plan for conducting a comprehensive patient interview. This approach enables the clinician to establish a trusting relationship, validate patient concerns, and gather the information necessary to create a patient-centered treatment plan.
Purpose: The goal is to outline a step-by-step process for conducting an effective yet efficient interview using the biopsychosocial model. This is a worthy objective in light of the connection between patient outcomes and the psychological and social factors involved in the disease process. The book meets the objectives by providing a clear, step-by-step process for conducting a patient-centered interview.
Audience: The approach presented in this book is appropriate for clinicians from beginner to experienced, in any practice setting.
Features: This guide begins by setting the stage, explaining time limits, using open-ended question to obtain a detailed history of present illness, transitioning to the middle of the interview, and summarizing to prepare the patient for direct questions. Specific approaches to data gathering offer relevant ideas for use in the real world. The book offers helpful information regarding personality types, cultural competence, communication barriers, and the children.
Assessment: The book offers valuable information for clinicians interested in establishing a quality therapeutic relationship with patients. Although it offers information helpful for any level of experience, it would prove particularly helpful to novice clinicians. This update considers the advances in technology and the challenges as clinicians move toward electronic bedside charting.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071760003
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/12/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 284
  • Sales rank: 388,986
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

1. The Medical Interview
2. Data Gathering and Relationship Building Skills
3. The Beginning of the Interview: Patient-Centered Interviewing
4. Symptom-Defining Skills
5. The Middle of the Interview: Clinician-Centered Interviewing
6. Step 11: The End of the Interview
7. Adapting the Interview to Different Situations and Other Practical issues
8. The Clinician-Patient Relationship
9. Summarizing and Presenting the Patient's Story
Appendix A. Foreword to teh First Edition
Appendix B. Research and humanistic Ratinale for Patient-Centred Interviewing
Appendix C. Feelings and Emotions
Appendix D. Complete Write-Up of Mrs. Jones' Initial Evaluation
Appendix E. Mental Status Evaluation
Subject Index

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