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Smith’s Patient-Centered Interviewing, Fourth Edition is a practical introductory textbook covering the essentials of patient interviewing. The most evidence based-guide available on the topic, and endorsed by the Academy of Communication in Healthcare, this acclaimed resource applies the proven 5-Step approach which integrates patient and clinical centered skills to improve effectiveness without adding extra time to the interview duration.
Smith’s Patient-Centered Interviewing covers important topics such as:
•Motivating for behavior change
•Breaking bad news
•Managing different personality types
•Increasing personal awareness in mindful practice
•Using computers in the exam room
•Reporting and presenting evaluations
The book’s user-friendly design features icons, boxed case vignettes, and the use of color to highlight key points. Learning aids include practice exercises in each chapter, a pocket card, lists of essential questions, and graphics that facilitate understanding and retention.
If you are in need of an evidence-based text that provides a proven systematic framework for taking an effective history, your search ends here.
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About the Author
Francesca Dwamena, MD, MS, FACP, FAACH is Chairperson of the Department of Medicine, and Professor of Medicine, Michigan State University.
Richard M. Frankel, PhD is Professor of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine.
Robert Smith, MD is Professor Emeritus of Medicine, Michigan State University.
Table of Contents
Instructors' Preface xxv
Chapter 1 The Medical Interview 1
Chapter 2 Data-Gathering and Empathy Skills 13
Chapter 3 The Beginning of the Interview: Patient-Centered Interviewing 33
Chapter 4 Symptom-Defining Skills 71
Chapter 5 The Middle of the Interview: Clinician-Centered Interviewing 89
Chapter 6 Step 11: The End of the Interview 143
Chapter 7 Adapting the Interview to Different Situations and Other Practical Issues 169
Chapter 8 The Clinician-Patient Relationship 207
Chapter 9 Summarizing and Presenting the Patient's Story 235
Chapter 10 Remaining Patient-Centered in the Digital Age 255
Appendix A Foreword to the First Edition 269
Appendix B Research and Humanistic Rationale for Patient-Centered Interviewing 281
Appendix C Feelings and Emotions 289
Appendix D Complete Write-up of Ms. Jones' Initial Evaluation 293
Appendix E Mental Status Evaluation 303