The Medical Interview, 3rd Edition

By Steven A. Cole, MD, MA, FAPA and Julian Bird, MA (CANTAB), FRCP, FRCPSYCH
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  • Effectively meet a full range of communication challenges including language and cultural barriers, sexual issues, elderly patients, breaking bad news, and non-adherence.
  • The Medical Interview by Drs. Steven A. Cole and Julian Bird equips you to communicate effectively with your patients so you can provide optimal care! This best-selling, widely adopted resource presents a practical, systematic approach to honing your basic interviewing skills and managing common challenging communicating situations. Its Three-Function Approach - "Build the Relationship," "Assess and Understand," and Collaborative Management" offers straightforward tasks, behaviors, and skills that can be easily mastered, making this an ideal learning tool for beginners and a valuable reference for experienced healthcare professionals.

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    • Effectively meet a full range of communication challenges including language and cultural barriers, sexual issues, elderly patients, breaking bad news, and non-adherence.
    ISBN 9780323052214
    Author Information By Steven A. Cole, MD, MA, FAPA, Professor of Psychiatry, Emeritus; Stony Brook University School of Medicine; Stony Brook, NY and Julian Bird, MA (CANTAB), FRCP, FRCPSYCH, Lately Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry; Guy's, Kings and St. Thomas' School of Medicine; University of London; London, United Kingdom
    Published Reviews

    "The three function model is a profound bedrock to provide footing for a medical communication course. It is simple at its most basic level and applicable to any discipline or subspecialty a young trainee would decide to pursue. Thus, it is widely applicable to medical school educators.the model is equally applicable to graduate and post graduate level educators and clinicians who want to advance their skills. There are few medical texts out there that can have such wide appeal and effectiveness. I would wholeheartedly recommend this book to any medical educator who has a need to both learn and teach patient-physician communication."

    -Joseph S. Weiner, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Medicine, Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine


    "In over 20 years of teaching interviewing skills to medical students I have consistently relied on The Medical Interview: The Three Function Approach as a key resource. The combination of humanism, intellectually rigorous biopsychosocial perspective, and clinical pragmatism makes it a uniquely relevant and accessible text. Students have no trouble grasping and applying the three-function structure as a tool for observing, critiquing and improving interview skills in themselves and their peers during our observed interview sessions. The introduction of motivational interviewing concepts in the third edition is a welcome addition."

    -Roy M. Stein, M.D., Associate Professor, Duke University School of Medicine


    Table of Content

    Table of Contents

    I. Three Functions Of The Medical Interview

    1. Learning to Interview Using the Three Function Approach
    2. Why Three Functions?
    3. Function 1: Build The Relationship  
    4. Function 2: Assess and Understand
    5. Function 3: Collaborative Management

    II.Meeting the Patient

    6. Ten Common Concerns

    III. Structure of the Interview

    7. Opening The Interview

    8. Chief Complaint, Problem Survey, Patient Perspective, And Agenda Setting

    9. History Of Present Illness

    10, Past Medical History

    1. Family History
    2. Patient Profile And Social History
    3. Review Of Systems
    4. Mental Status

    IV. Presentation and Documentation

    15. Presentation and Documentation

    V. Understanding Patients' Emotional Responses to Chronic Illness

    16. Understanding Chronic Illness: Normal Reactions

    17. Understanding Chronic Illness: Maladaptive Reactions

    VI Advanced Applications

    18. Stepped-Care Advanced Skills for Action Planning

    19. Chronic Illness

    20. Health Literacy and Communicating Complex Information for Decision-


    21. Sexual Issues in the Interview

    22. Interviewing Elderly Patients

    23. Culturally Competent Medical Interviewing

    24. Family Interviewing

    25.Troubling Personality Styles and Somatization

    26. Communicating with the Psychotic Patient

    27. Breaking Bad News

    27 (a). Sharing Difficult or "Bad" News: A Nine-Step Transactional Process of Transformation

    28. Disclosure of Medical Errors and Apology

    29. Alcohol And Risky Drinking


    30. Nonverbal Communication

    31. Use of the Self in Medical Care

    32. Using Psychological Principles in the Medical Interview

    33. Integrating Structure and Function

    Appendix 1: Table of skills

    Appendix 2: BAP Guide

    Publication Date 17-12-2013
    Pages 318
    Trim 229 x 152 (6 x 9)
    Stock Status In Stock
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