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The Medical Interview

The Three Function Approach with STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

The Medical Interview by Drs. Steven A. Cole and Julian Bird equips you to communicate effectively with your patients so you can provide optimal care! This best-selling, widely adopted resource presents a practical, systematic approach to honing your basic interviewing skills and managing common challenging communicating situations. Its Three-Function Approach - "Build the Relationship," "Assess and Understand," and Collaborative Management" offers straightforward tasks, behaviors, and skills that can be easily mastered, making this an ideal learning tool for beginners and a valuable reference for experienced healthcare professionals.

Paperback, 336 Pages

Published: December 2013

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-323-05221-4

Contents

  • Table of Contents

    I. Three Functions Of The Medical Interview

    1. Learning to Interview Using the Three Function Approach
    2. Why Three Functions?
    3. Function 1: Build The Relationship  
    4. Function 2: Assess and Understand
    5. Function 3: Collaborative Management

    II.Meeting the Patient

    6. Ten Common Concerns

    III. Structure of the Interview

    7. Opening The Interview

    8. Chief Complaint, Problem Survey, Patient Perspective, And Agenda Setting

    9. History Of Present Illness

    10, Past Medical History

    1. Family History
    2. Patient Profile And Social History
    3. Review Of Systems
    4. Mental Status

    IV. Presentation and Documentation

    15. Presentation and Documentation

    V. Understanding Patients’ Emotional Responses to Chronic Illness

    16. Understanding Chronic Illness: Normal Reactions

    17. Understanding Chronic Illness: Maladaptive Reactions

    VI Advanced Applications

    18. Stepped-Care Advanced Skills for Action Planning

    19. Chronic Illness

    20. Health Literacy and Communicating Complex Information for Decision-

    Making

    21. Sexual Issues in the Interview

    22. Interviewing Elderly Patients

    23. Culturally Competent Medical Interviewing

    24. Family Interviewing

    25.Troubling Personality Styles and Somatization

    26. Communicating with the Psychotic Patient

    27. Breaking Bad News

    27 (a). Sharing Difficult or "Bad" News: A Nine-Step Transactional Process of Transformation

    28. Disclosure of Medical Errors and Apology

    29. Alcohol And Risky Drinking

    VII. HIGHER ORDER SKILLS

    30. Nonverbal Communication

    31. Use of the Self in Medical Care

    32. Using Psychological Principles in the Medical Interview

    33. Integrating Structure and Function

    Appendix 1: Table of skills

    Appendix 2: BAP Guide

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