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
     
 

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

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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
Pt. 1Basic Skills: Understanding the Patient's Story1
Ch. 1I Attach the Same Meaning: Interviewing as a Clinical Skill3
Ch. 2With Simple, Kindly Words: Respect, Genuineness, Empathy20
Ch. 3Why Should You Come to Consult Me?: The Chief Complaint and Present Illness42
Ch. 4Transforming Experience Into Memory: Other Active Problems, Past Medical History, and Family History66
Ch. 5Gaining Richness and Reality: The Patient Profile81
Ch. 6No Air of Finished Knowledge: Review of Systems, Physical Examination, and Closure102
Ch. 7I Shall Enumerate Them to You: Getting It All Down and Communicating to Others120
Pt. 2Basic Skills in Practice: Applying the Patient's Story135
Ch. 8A Different Silhouette: Pediatric and Geriatric Interviewing137
Ch. 9The Real Satisfaction: Interacting with the Patient in Primary Care158
Ch. 10Seal Up the Mouth of Outrage: Interactive Problems in Interviewing183
Ch. 11Something New and Dreadful: Telling Bad News212
Ch. 12The Quiz-Docs Will Catch You: Questionnaires and Computers227
Ch. 13Is This Case Serious or Not?: Clinical Judgment in the Medical Interview238
Ch. 14For the Moment At Least I Actually Became Them: Understanding the Patient's Beliefs and Values251
Ch. 15Not Through Argument But By Contagion: Education, Informed Consent, and Negotiation265
Index283

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