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Handbook of Clinical Skills: A Practical Manual
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Handbook of Clinical Skills: A Practical Manual

Publication Year: 2010
Edition: 1st
Authors/Editor: Athreya, Balu H.
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co, Inc.
ISBN: 978-9-814-27707-5
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This practical manual is a resource for training of future physicians for competency in the art and practice of medicine.

There is growing acknowledgement of the importance of interpersonal and communication skills in the training of future physicians. Effective diagnostic and clinical management skills require competency in observing, listening, communicating, problem-solving and negotiating. In addition, the physician needs human relationship skills. It is apparent that a systematic curriculum is needed to teach these clinical skills to medical students and trainees and this handbook provides a practical guide.

Each chapter in this book discusses one of the clinical skills in depth. A unique feature of this book is the use of concepts developed in several other disciplines. For example, ideas to learn listening skills are borrowed from industrial management literature. The other unique feature is the inclusion of practical exercises to learn and teach each of these skills. The appendix outlines ideas on how to organize a course on clinical competency skills and includes a few exercises to start discussion groups.

  • Platform:
    Ovid
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co, Inc.
  • Product Type: Book
  • Author/Editor: Athreya, Balu H.
  • ISBN: 978-9-814-27707-5
  • Specialty:
    General Medicine
    Medical Informatics & Library Science
    Pediatrics
  • Language: English
  • Edition: 1st
  • Pages: 184
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Year: 2010

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