Medical Communication Skills and Law Made Easy

1st Edition

The Patient-Centred Approach

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Key Features

  • 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.

Table of Contents

Section 1: The basics

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.
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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

Details

No. of pages:
272
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Electronic ISBN:
9780702048081
Print ISBN:
9780702030833

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