This title was Highly Commended (Basis of Medicine category)in the BMA Awards 2005. A highly practical account of communication for medical students, backed up with numerous case histories. In addition to the clinical interview the book covers other aspects of communication including how to promote healthy behaviour and the need for the doctor to work as part of the health care team.
New to This Edition
Additional practical examples.
More material on: professionalism; Mental Capacity Act; risk; the 'expert' patient.
Reflects current importance of communication skills in curriculum.
Highly practical approach.
Accessible information with summary points.
Covers needs for both hospital and general practice setting.
Written specifically for medical students, unlike many of the competing books.
By Margaret Lloyd, MD, FRCP, FRCGP, Emeritus Professor of Primary Care and Medical Education, University College Medical College, University College London, UK and Robert Bor, MA (Clin Psych), DPhil, CPsychol, CSci, FBPsS, FRAeS, UKCP, Reg EuroPsy, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK
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