This title was Highly Commended (Basis of Medicine category) in the BMA Awards 2005. A highly practical account of communication for medical students, backed up with numerous case histories. In addition to the clinical interview the book covers other aspects of communication including how to promote healthy behaviour and the need for the doctor to work as part of the health care team.
- Reflects current importance of communication skills in curriculum.
- Highly practical approach.
- Accessible information with summary points.
- Covers needs for both hospital and general practice setting.
- Written specifically for medical students, unlike many of the competing books.
Introduction. Basic communication skills. The medical interview. Giving information. Breaking bad news. Taking a sexual history. Communicating with patients from different cultural backgrounds. Guidelines on communicating with children and young people. Communication with a patient's family. Mistakes, complaints and litigation. Challenging consultations: special problems in doctor-patient communication. Communicating with patients and colleagues: learning more about how personal issues affect professional realtionships. Exercises. Appendices.
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- 26th March 2009
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Emeritus Professor of Primary Care and Medical Education, UCL Medical School, University College London, UK
Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Royal Free Hospital, and Organisational Consultant, London, UK