- Practical guidance on what to say to patients in common situations in the clinic and on the wards.
- Includes legal guidance for all situations.
- Example OSCEs provided to prepare for examinations.
Introduction. The basics of medical interaction.Informed consent and adults with capacity.Informed consent and adults who lack capacity.Breaking bad news.
Section 2: Special communication situations
Patient confidentiality. Explaining results. Communicating with children. Communicating with other special patient groups. Explaining patient discharge (foundation year level). Dealing with potential self-discharging patients (foundation year level). Dealing with angry patients and relatives (foundation year level). Dealing with introspective patients (foundation year level). Dealing with poor adherence.
Section 3: Achieving the patient-centred history
General history taking. Cardiovascular history. Respiratory history. Gastrointestinal history.
Genito-urinary history. Gynaecological and obstetric histories. Legal guidance on termination of pregnancy. Neurological history. Psychiatric history and mental health. Paediatric history. Pre-operation clinic.
Section 4: HIV counselling
HIV The basics. Social impact. Pre-HIV test counselling. Giving test results. Legal guidance – HIV and AIDS.
Section 5: Explaining disease X
Explaining disease. Explaining asthma. Explaining depression. Explaining angina. Explaining osteoarthritis. Explaining appendicitis (surgical case). Explaining cystic Fibrosis (genetic origin). Explaining type 1 diabetes. Explaining type 2 diabetes. Explaining hepatitis B. Explaining eczema. Explaining epilepsy. Explaining cancer.
Section 6: Explaining drug Y
Explaining drugs and medication.Explaining atenolol. Explaining statin therapy. Explaining SSRI drugs. Explaining asthma medication. Explaining aspirin. Explaining oral hypoglycaemics (metformin). Explaining combined oral contraceptive pill (OCP). Explaining warfarin. Explaining stero