The New Consultation : Developing doctor-patient communication
The consultation is 'the central act of medicine': the meeting between the patient and the doctor. The first part of the book takes the reader from the context of the consultation in society and with the medical profession, to the intimacy of the consulting room, and then delves into its processes. The reader is invited to share the individual perspectives of doctor and patient and to consider what will lead to positive outcomes. The last chapter of the first section puts all these factors
together and provides a coherent, evidence-based description of the processes needed for an effective consultation for the patient, the doctor, and society.
The second part of the book takes the reader into the practicalities of learning and teaching effective consultations. It starts with a brief description of the evidence for effective teaching and outlines the authors' experience of teaching in this way with over 1,000 doctors. Realizing that many doctors organize their own self-directed learning, the authors have included a chapter that enables individuals to develop their own consulting technique. Help is offered for teachers of the
consultation in both undergraduate and postgraduate settings. The consultation is now assessed by a number of the royal medical colleges to measure competence and there is a chapter on these issues. The last chapter discusses the difficulties that many doctors still have in conducting patient-centred
consultations and makes some suggestions for effective implementation of skills.
- Paperback | 152 pages
- 156 x 234 x 9mm | 244g
- 12 Jun 2003
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- 2nd ed.
- 5 figures and numerous text boxes
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