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Field Guide to the Difficult Patient Interview
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Field Guide to the Difficult Patient Interview

Publication Year: 2004
Edition: 2nd Ed.
Authors/Editor: Platt, Frederic W.; Gordon, Geoffrey H.
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW)
ISBN: 978-0-781-74774-5
Doody's Star Rating®:  Score: 88
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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 in this handy guide 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.

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    OvidMD Ovid
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW)
  • Product Type: Book
  • Author/Editor: Platt, Frederic W.; Gordon, Geoffrey H.
  • ISBN: 978-0-781-74774-5
  • Specialty:
    Advanced Practice
    Internal Medicine
    Medical Review
    Nurse Practitioner
    Physician Assistant
    Primary Care/Family Medicine/General Practice
  • Language: English
  • Edition: 2nd Ed.
  • Pages: 320
  • Illustrations: 20
  • Year: 2004
  • Doody's Star Rating®:  Score: 88

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