Communication Skills for Final MB

1st Edition

A Guide to Success in the OSCE

Authors:

  • Simon Noble
  • Harry Dalton
    • Print ISBN 9780443100505

    Key Features

    • An approachable and use-friendly guide to this important subject in the student curriculum
    • Targeted at how this subject is examined in student OSCE exams
    • Complements FINAL MB
    • Contains authentic exam-like scenarios and model answers
    • All the answers have a running commentary to highlight the techniques used
    • Includes 'think lists' and 'Hazard' sections

    Table of Contents

    Part 1 INTRODUCTION
    The most important chapter in the book!
    Different types of scenario
    Different types of patient
    The Actor-patient’s perspective
    Marking schedules
    Part 2 DISCUSSING DIFFICULT SITUATIONS
    Breaking bad news - the basics
    Discussing resuscitation status
    Part 3 INFORMATION GIVING
    Explaining a procedure/informed consent
    Discussing a new medicine with a patient
    Part 4 DISCUSSING TREATMENT ISSUES
    Sexual issues
    Epilepsy and driving
    Discussing dialysis with a patient
    Part 5 TAKING A FOCUSSED HISTORY
    Anaemia
    Jaundice
    Chest pain
    Headache
    Pruritus
    Syncope
    Pyrexia of unknown origin
    Fever on return from abroad
    Shortness of breath
    Suicide risk
    Alcohol history
    Weight loss
    Tired all the time
    Haematuria
    Occupational illness
    Nocturnal cough
    Acromegaly
    Haematemesis
    Haemoptysis
    Abdominal pain
    Rectal bleeding
    The nightmare scenario
    Index

    Details

    No. of pages:
    232
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2006
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Churchill Livingstone
    Print ISBN:
    9780443100505