Health Professional and Patient Interaction - 8th Edition - ISBN: 9781455728985, 9781455728978

Health Professional and Patient Interaction

8th Edition

Print ISBN: 9781455728985
eBook ISBN: 9781455728978
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 21st December 2012
Page Count: 360


Covering strategies for effective communication, Health Professional and Patient Interaction, 8th Edition provides the tools to help you establish positive patient relationships built on respect. Practical examples and scenarios show how to apply respect and professionalism to patients of various ages and levels of impairment. New to this edition is an Evolve companion website with video clips and simulation activities, each showing the principles of respectful interactions between health care professionals and patients. Written by an expert author team of Ruth Purtilo, Amy Haddad, and Regina Doherty, this resource addresses respect in the context of different practice settings, a diverse society, and difficult situations.

Key Features

  • Patient Cases introduce the patient’s point of view to illustrate key principles and encourage a more personal connection.
  • Reflections boxes challenge you to apply critical thinking skills and your personal experience to different scenarios.
  • Questions for Thought and Discussion at the end of each section help you apply your knowledge to a variety of situations.
  • Interdisciplinary approach addresses basic issues that apply to many different healthcare disciplines.
  • Strategies for effective communication are shown with patient examples and scenarios, applied to patients of all ages and with various levels of physical and emotional impairment.
  • An emphasis on respect and ethics sets up a basis for building positive relationships with patients.

Table of Contents

Part I: Creating a Context of Respect
1. Respect: The Difference it Makes                                               
2. Respect in the Organizational Settings of Health Care                 
3. Respect in a Diverse Society                                          
Part II: Respect for Yourself
4. Respect for Yourself during Your Student Years                                  
5. Respect for Yourself in Your Professional Capacity                                
Part III: Respect for the Patient’s Situation
6. Respect for Challenges Facing Patients                                                                            
7. Respect for the Patient’s Significant Re


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"The book is very in-depth and is based on the idea of respect being the cornerstone of every interaction...This book is immensely valuable if like me you feel you could improve your communication skills and your actions in the environment you work in."

In Touch, January 2014