Communication Skills in Medicine

Communication Skills in Medicine

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This is a highly practical account of communication for medical students, backed up with numerous case histories. In addition to the clinical interview, the book covers other aspects of communication, including how to promote healthy behaviour and the need for the doctor to work as part of the health care team.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 212 pages
  • 186 x 242 x 12mm | 498.96g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 5 ills.
  • 0443074119
  • 9780443074110
  • 1,226,538

Table of contents

Introduction Basic Communication Skills The Medical History Giving Information Breaking Bad News Taking a Sexual History Communicating with Patients from Different Cultural Backgrounds Guidelines on Communicating with Children and Young people Communication with a Patient's Family Mistakes, Complaints and Litigation Challenging Consultations: Special Problems in Doctor-Patient Communication Communicating with Patients and Colleagues: Learning More about How Personal Issues Affect Professional Relationships
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This is a beautifully presented, easy-to-read, up to date, evidence-based, practical guide to communication skills. This can be a difficult subject to convey - and engage the reader - on paper but the subject is alive on these pages. To be recommended to anyone who communicates!
BMA Awards, 2005
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