Medical Interview Gateway to the Doctor-Patient Relationship

ISBN-10: 1850700141
ISBN-13: 9781850700142
Edition: 2nd 1999
List price: $100.00
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Description: This is an enlarged, revised new edition of one of the most widely adopted of all textbooks on the medical interview. Immensely popular among both students and teachers for clinical methods coursework and for physician assistant and similar courses  More...

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Book details

List price: $100.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: CRC Press LLC
Publication date: 3/15/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 164
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

This is an enlarged, revised new edition of one of the most widely adopted of all textbooks on the medical interview. Immensely popular among both students and teachers for clinical methods coursework and for physician assistant and similar courses in allied health programs, Professor C. Knight Aldrich's The Medical Interview: Gateway to the Doctor-Patient Relationship is ideally suited for all healthcare courses on this subject. This second edition updates and expands upon the author's original text, this time setting the sample interview in the hospital instead of the nursing home to better reflect actual practice, and including a new chapter on pain, its frequency as a symptom, the difficulty in measuring it, how to help the patient describe it, and the importance of taking what the patient says seriously. Other chapters cover the patient, illness and disease, medical interviewing technique, history-taking, a sensitive interview, the doctor-patient relationship, grief and tears and hope, mind-bodyinteraction, and special situations. Includes bibliographic references and index. Highly recommended as a popular, established textbook.

Foreword
Preface
Illness and disease
The doctor-patient relationship
Non-compliance and denial
Medical interviewing
Interview technique
A sensitive interview
Grief, tears, and hope
Somatization
A brief preview of history-taking
A final word
Appendix: Arranging interviews outside of the hospital
References
Index

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