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The Medical Interview: Mastering Skills for Clinical Practice, 4th ed.

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2002 - Autumn


by John Coulehan, M.D., and Marian R. Block, M.D. ’71

F.A. Davis Company (Philadelphia) 2001

This text for students in physician, nurse practitioner and physician assistant training programs focuses on interactive skills as tools for gathering data objectively and precisely and for building relationships with patients. Real clinician-patient dialogues, both exemplary and flawed, are demonstrated.

The authors present topics such as alternative medicine, malpractice prevention, conveying bad news, interviewing adolescents, spirituality and cultural sensitivity.