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

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


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A comprehensive, evidence-based introduction to the principles and practices of patient communication in a clinical setting

Endorsed by the American Academy on Communication for Healthcare

Updated and expanded by a multidisciplinary team of medical experts, Smith's Patient-Centered Interviewing, Third Edition presents a step-by-step methodology for mastering every aspect of the medical interview. You will learn how to confidently obtain from patients accurate biomedical facts, as well as critical personal, social, and emotional information, allowing you to make precise diagnoses,develop effective treatment plans, and forge strong clinician-patient relationships.

The most evidence-based guide available on this topic, Smith's Patient-Centered Interviewing applies the proven 5-Step approach, which integrates patient- and clinician-centered skills to improve effectiveness without adding extra time to the interview's duration.

Smith's Patient-Centered Interviewing covers everything from patient-centered and clinician-centered interviewing skills, such as:

Patient education
Motivating for behavior change
Breaking bad news
Managing different personality styles
Increasing personal awareness in mindful practice
Nonverbal communication
Using computers in the exam room
Reporting and presenting evaluations

Companion video and teaching supplement are available online. Read details inside the book.

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Available Format


Auguste H. Fortin, Francesca C. Dwamena, Richard M. Frankel, Robert C. Smith
Paperback | 320 pages
185 x 234 x 10mm | 475g
Publication date
11 May 2012
McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
McGraw-Hill Medical
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Edition Statement
3rd edition
Illustrations note
20 Illustrations, unspecified
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