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

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

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The definitive evidence-based guide to effective patient-centered interviewing

A Doody’s Core Title for 2019!

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:
•Patient Education
•Motivating for behavior change
•Breaking bad news
•Managing different personality types
•Increasing personal awareness in mindful practice
•Nonverbal communication
•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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781259644634
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 09/22/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

August Hector Fortin, VI, MD, MPH is Associate Professor of Medicine at Yale University.
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

Foreword ix

Preface xvii

Instructors' Preface xxv

Acknowledgments xxvii

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

Index 309

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