The definitive evidence-based guide to effective patient-centered interviewing
Smith’s Patient-Centered Interviewing, Fourth Edition is a practical introductory textbook covering the essentials of patient interviewing. The most evidence based-guide available on the topic, and endorsed by the Academy of Communication in Healthcare, this acclaimed resource applies the proven 5-Step approach which integrates patient and clinical centered skills to improve effectiveness without adding extra time to the interview duration.
Smith’s Patient-Centered Interviewing covers important topics such as:
- Patient Education
- Motivating for behavior change
- Breaking bad news
- Managing different personality types
- Increasing personal awareness in mindful practice
- Nonverbal communication
- Using computers in the exam room
- Reporting and presenting evaluations
The book’s user-friendly design features icons, boxed case vignettes, and the use of color to highlight key points. Learning aids include practice exercises in each chapter, a pocket card, lists of essential questions, and graphics that facilitate understanding and retention.
If you are in need of an evidence-based text that provides a proven systematic framework for taking an effective history, your search ends here.