Field Guide to the Difficult Patient Interview

Publication Year: 2004

Edition: 2nd Ed.

Authors/Editor: Platt, Frederic W.; Gordon, Geoffrey H.

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW)

ISBN: 978-0-78-174774-5

Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 88

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Written by physicians skilled at coaching colleagues in physician-patient communication, this pocket guide presents practical strategies for handling a wide variety of difficult patient interviews

Each chapter in this handy guide presents a hypothetical scenario, describes effective communication techniques for each phase of the interaction, and identifies pitfalls to avoid. The presentation includes examples of physician-patient dialogue, illustrations showing body language, and key references.

This edition includes new chapters on caring for physician-patients, communicating with colleagues, disclosing unexpected outcomes and medical errors, shared decision making and informed consent, and teaching communication skills. Other new chapters describe clinical attitudes such as patience, curiosity, and hope.


Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW)
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Platt, Frederic W.; Gordon, Geoffrey H.
ISBN: 978-0-78-174774-5
Advanced Practice
Internal Medicine
Medical Review
Nurse Practitioner
Physician Assistant
Primary Care/Family Medicine/General Practice
Language: English
Edition: 2nd Ed.
Pages: 320
Illustrations: 20
Year: 2004
Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 88