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Smith's Patient Centered Interviewing: An Evidence-Based Method, Third Edition

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McGraw-Hill Education / Medical
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This is the 3rd edition with a publication date of 5/3/2012.
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A comprehensive, evidence-based introduction to the principles and practices of patient communication in a clinical setting Endorsed by the American Academy on Communication for Healthcare Updated and expanded by a multidisciplinary team of medical experts, Smith's Patient-Centered Interviewing, Third Editionpresents a step-by-step methodology for mastering every aspect of the medical interview. You will learn how to confidently obtain from patients accurate biomedical facts, as well as critical personal, social, and emotional information, allowing you to make precise diagnoses,develop effective treatment plans, and forge strong clinician-patient relationships. The most evidence-based guide available on this topic, Smith's Patient-Centered Interviewingapplies the proven 5-Step approach, which integrates patient- and clinician-centered skills to improve effectiveness without adding extra time to the interview's duration. Smith's Patient-Centered Interviewingcovers everything from patient-centered and clinician-centered interviewing skills, such as: Patient education Motivating for behavior change Breaking bad news Managing different personality styles Increasing personal awareness in mindful practice Nonverbal communication Using computers in the exam room Reporting and presenting evaluations Companion video and teaching supplement are available online. Read details inside the book.

Table of Contents

1. Interviewing
2. Facilitating Skills
3. Patient-Centered Interviewing
4. Symptom-Defining Skills
5. Doctor-Centered Interviewing
6. Advanced Interviewing: Adapting the Interview to Different Situations and Other Practical Issues
7. Advanced Interviewing: The Provider-Patient Relationship
8. Summarizing and Presenting the Patient's Story
9. Patient Education
Appendix A. Research Report from the Annals of Internal Medicine: Academia and Clinic
Appendix B. Foreword to the First Edition
Appendix C. Examples of Emotions
Appendix D. Complete Write-Up of Mrs. Jones' Initial Evaluation
Subject Index

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