Talking with Patients: Keys to Good Communication

Paperback | November 1, 1985

byPhilip R. Myerscough, Michael J. Ford

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This book introduces the reader to the basic skills necessary for good communication between doctors (and other health professionals) and patients. The practical importance of such skills is outlined, making the doctor much more effective in all fields of medicine. This is not a book for thespecialist reader, but aimed at all those who need to talk with patients.

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This book introduces the reader to the basic skills necessary for good communication between doctors (and other health professionals) and patients. The practical importance of such skills is outlined, making the doctor much more effective in all fields of medicine. This is not a book for thespecialist reader, but aimed at all those who...

Philip R. Myerscough and Michael Ford are both at the University of Edinburgh.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:258 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.55 inPublished:November 1, 1985Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0192625705

ISBN - 13:9780192625700

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Doctors' and patients' roles2. Conducting an interview3. Facilitating communication4. Communication by and during touching5. Caring communication skills6. Obstacles to communication7. Other aspects of doctor-patient communication8. Testing topics9. Talking about choices and making decisions10. Written communication11. Communication in the setting of primary care12. Talking about babies13. Talking to children14. Talking to the elderly15. Talking to the dying patient16. Talking about pregnancy and reproduction17. Talkig about sexual function18. Aspects of transcultural communication19. Developing skillsResumeAppendixReferencesIndex

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" As Medics or indeed clinicians, this is an invaluable text as it identifies how to:- pin-point cues in body language and verbal responses, convey messages via touch and well timed silences, the significance of a smile and thus how to avoid the ever present reality that is litigation. Eachchapture ends with a breif summary of all the salient points addressed, and all the time favorite boxes containing bullet points are in abundance." Spincter