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
VII. HIGHER ORDER SKILLS
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, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Emeritus
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Renaissance School of Medicine
Stony Brook University 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