Health Professional and Patient Interaction

ISBN-10: 1416022449

ISBN-13: 9781416022442

Edition: 7th 2007 (Revised)

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The revised and updated seventh edition of Health Professional and Patient Interaction emphasizes respectful interactions in a wide range of health care settings. Strategies for effectively communicating with patients of all ages, as well as abusive, depressed and impaired patients, are illustrated through examples and various scenarios. A framework of respect and ethics is presented to drive decision making in patient communication. Patient stories introduce the patients point of view to illustrate the principles described in each chapter. Individual chapters detail advice for effective, respectful interaction with newborns through toddlers, children and adolescents, adults, and older adults. Questions for Thought and Discussion ending each section engage students in applying their knowledge to a variety of situations. Updated information highlights the importance of professionalism and values. A context of respect is addressed in relation to institutional settings, a diverse society, and difficult situations. Self respect in the student years and the professional medical career is emphasized. Reflections boxes encourage critical thinking through questions based on given scenarios, as well as the readers personal experiences. Two-color design visually reinforces learning opportunities.
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List price: $59.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 5/14/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Ruth B. Purtilo, Ph.D., is James Marsh Presidential Professor-at-Large at the University of Vermont and a professor emerita of the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Henk A.M.J. ten Have, M.D., Ph.D., is a professor of medical ethics at the University Medical Centre Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and director of the Division of Ethics of Science and Technology, UNESCO, Paris.

Setting the Context
Respect and the Difference it Makes
Respect and the Work Environment
Respect, Values, and Diversity
Respect for Yourself
Respect for Yourself as a Student
Respect for Yourself as a Professional
Enhancing Life Through Good Habits in Your Professional Career
Respect for the Patient's Situation
Losses and Gains
Respect for the Personal Life of the Patient
Respect for the Patient's Situation
The Patient's Story
Respectful Communication in an Information-Intensive Health Care Environment
Components of Respectful Interaction
The Process of Establishing Relatedness
The Importance of Recognizing Boundaries
The Challenge of Creating Professional Closeness
Respectful Interaction Across the Lifespan
Working with Newborns, Infants, and Toddlers
Working with Children and Adolescents
Working with Adults
Working with Older Adults
Respectful Interaction: Some Special Challenges Worth Considering
Working with Dying Patients and Their Families
Showing Respect in Difficult Situations
Some New Challenges Genetic Families, Statistical Lives, and Environmental Concerns
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