The Medical Interview, 3rd Edition

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The Medical Interview, 3rd Edition


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.

    • Effectively meet a full range of communication challenges including language and cultural barriers, sexual issues, elderly patients, breaking bad news, and non-adherence.
      • Easily apply proven techniques with help from supportive case examples and actual interview questions.
      • Get the skills you need now with new chapters covering advanced topics and applications including "Presentation and Documentation," nonverbal communication, using psychological principles in medical practice, and integrating structure and function.
      • Quickly review information with summary tables, boxes and bulleted lists.
      • Get access on the go with the fully searchable text online at Student Consult, including cost-free access to a specially customized, interactive web-based Module on Brief Action Planning (BAP), a key component of the web-based, interactive Comprehensive Motivational Interventions (CMI)™ e-learning platform.

      Table of Contents

      I. Three Functions Of The Medical Interview

        • Learning to Interview Using the Three Function Approach

        • Why Three Functions?

        • Function 1: Build The Relationship  

        • Function 2: Assess and Understand

        • 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

          • Family History

          • Patient Profile And Social History

          • Review Of Systems

          • 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

          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


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