The Clinical Encounter
A Guide to the Medical Interview and Case PresentationBy
- J. Andrew Billings, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
- John Stoeckle, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
For the highest quality patient care, medical professionals need confidence in their skills with the patient interview. THE CLINICAL ENCOUNTER: A GUIDE TO THE MEDICAL INTERVIEW AND CASE PRESENTATION provides the tools and practical guidelines needed for clinical practice. Part I addresses the basics in the medical interview. Part II focuses on advanced topics and problems that students and physicians may encounter on a daily basis. It features doctor-patient dialogues and vignettes on how to act and respond in any patient encounter in a respectful, caring way. The authors' clear writing style and specific suggestions offer guidance for easing difficult and sensitive situations relevant to day-to-day clinical settings.
Paperback, 368 Pages
Published: August 1998
- PART 1: A GUIDE TO THE INTERVIEW 1. Overview 2. Beginning the Interview and Establishing a Relationship: 3. Eliciting Information for Diagnosis and Management I: The Interviewing Process 4. Eliciting Information for Diagnosis and Management II: The Content of the Medical Interview 5. More Interviewing Techniques 6. Consulting With Your Preceptor 7. The Exposition Phase: Informing and Counseling the Patient 8. Recording 9. Readings PART 2: ADVANCED TOPICS 10. More Tactics for Eliciting Information 11. Learning From Hearing and Seeing Yourself 12. The Mental Status Examination 13. Difficult Relationships 14. Carrying Out A Plan 15. The Return Visit 16. Home Visits and Functional Assessment 17. The Medical Record 18. Oral Case Presentation 19. Collaborative Care 0Afterword: A History of History Taking Appendix A: Complete Case Write-up Appendix B: Sample Problem List Appendix C: A Basic Outpatient Medical History Form Appendix D: Criteria for Case Write-ups