The Medical Interview: Mastering Skills for Clinical Practice, 3rd Edition / Edition 3

The Medical Interview: Mastering Skills for Clinical Practice, 3rd Edition / Edition 3

by John L. Coulehan, Marian R. Block, Marian R. Block
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803602677

ISBN-13: 9780803602670

Pub. Date: 06/28/1997

Publisher: F. A. Davis Company

The Medical Interview is an introduction to clinical interviewing, with an emphasis on medical history taking. Its primary focus is on interactive skills as tools for gathering data objectively and precisely, and for building relationships with patients.

"Sample physician-patient interviews are used effectively to illustrate major points in the

Overview

The Medical Interview is an introduction to clinical interviewing, with an emphasis on medical history taking. Its primary focus is on interactive skills as tools for gathering data objectively and precisely, and for building relationships with patients.

"Sample physician-patient interviews are used effectively to illustrate major points in the text. The attractive two-color format makes the book easy to read." — Annals of Internal Medicine, Vol. 128, No. 6, March 15, 1998"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803602670
Publisher:
F. A. Davis Company
Publication date:
06/28/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
287
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 8.97(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Poor Historian
Part 1: Basic Skills: Understanding the Patient's Story
1. I Attach the Same Meaning: Interviewing as a Clinical Skill
2. With Simple, Kindly Words: Respect, Genuineness, Empathy
3. Why Should You Come to Consult Me?: The Chief Complaint and Present Illness
4. Transforming Experience into Memory: Other Active Problems, Past Medical History, and Family History
5. Gaining Richness and Reality: The Patient Profile
6. No Air of Finished Knowledge: Review of Systems, Physical Examination, and Closure
7. I Shall Enumerate Them to You: Getting It All Down and Communicating to Others

Part 2: Basic Skills in Practice: Applying the Patient's Story
8. A Different Silhouette: Pediatric and Geriatric Interviewing
9. The Real Satisfaction: Interacting with the Patient in Primary Care
10. Seal Up the Mouth of Outrage: Interactive Problems in Interviewing
11. Something New and Dreadful: Telling Bad News
12. The Quiz-Docs Will Catch You: Questionnaires and Computers
13. Is This Case Serious or Not?: Clinical Judgment in the Medical Interview
14. For the Moment at Least I Actually Became Them: Understanding the Patient's Beliefs and Values
15. Not Through Argument but by Contagion: Education, Informed Consent, and Negotiation
Index

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