Field Guide to the Difficult Patient Interview

Field Guide to the Difficult Patient Interview

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Written by physicians skilled at coaching colleagues in physician-patient communication, this pocket guide presents practical strategies for handling a wide variety of difficult patient interviews. Each chapter presents a hypothetical scenario, describes effective communication techniques for each phase of the interaction, and identifies pitfalls to avoid. The presentation includes examples of physician-patient dialogue, illustrations showing body language, and key references. This edition includes new chapters on caring for physician-patients, communicating with colleagues, disclosing unexpected outcomes and medical errors, shared decision making and informed consent, and teaching communication skills. Other new chapters describe clinical attitudes such as patience, curiosity, and hope.Coulehan JL. Tenderness and steadiness: emotions in medical practice. Lit Med 1995;14:222a€“236. Coulehan JL, Block MR. The medical interview: mastering skills for clinical practice, 3rd ed. Philadelphia: FA Davis, 1997. Covey SR. Habit 5:anbsp;...

Title:Field Guide to the Difficult Patient Interview
Author: Frederic W. Platt, Geoffrey H. Gordon
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins - 2004

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