Communication Skills for Medicine E-Book


Author: Margaret Lloyd,Robert Bor

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 070204203X

Category: Medical

Page: 222

View: 6229

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. 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. Additional practical examples. More material on: professionalism; Mental Capacity Act; risk; the 'expert' patient.

Teaching and Learning Communication Skills in Medicine, Second Edition


Author: Suzanne Kurtz,Jonathan Silverman,Juliet Draper

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1138030236

Category: Medical

Page: 369

View: 2005

This book and its companion, Skills for Communicating with Patients, Second Edition, provide a comprehensive approach to improving communication in medicine. Fully updated and revised, and greatly expanded, this new edition examines how to construct a skills curricular at all levels of medical education and across specialties, documents the individuals skills that form the core content of communication skills teaching programmes, and explores in depth the specific teaching, learning and assessment methods that are currently used within medical education. Since their publication, the first edition of this book and its companionSkills for Communicating with Patients, have become standards texts in teaching communication skills throughout the world, ‘the first entirely evidence-based textbooks on medical interviewing. It is essential reading for course organizers, those who teach or model communication skills, and program administrators.

Clinical Communication Skills for Medicine


Author: Margaret Lloyd,Robert Bor,Lorraine M Noble

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 070207215X

Category: Medical

Page: 260

View: 9868

Clinical Communication Skills for Medicine is an essential guide to the core skills for effective patient-centered communication. In the twenty years since this book was first published the teaching of these skills has developed and evolved. Today’s doctors fully appreciate the importance of communicating successfully and sensitively with people receiving health care and those close to them. This practical guide to developing communication skills will be of value to students throughout their careers. The order of the chapters reflects this development, from core skills to those required to respond effectively and compassionately in challenging situations. The text includes case examples, guidelines and opportunities to encourage the reader to stop and think. The contents of the book cover: The fundamental elements of clinical communication, including skills for effectively gathering and sharing information, discussing sensitive topics and breaking bad news. Shared decision making, reflecting the rapid changes in expectations of medical care and skills for supporting patients in making decisions which are right for them. Communicating with a patient’s family, children and young people, patients from different cultural backgrounds, communicating via an interpreter and communicating with patients who have a hearing impairment. Diversity in communication, including examples of communicating with patients who have a learning disability, transgender patients, and older adult patients. Communicating about medical error, emphasising the importance of doctors being honest in the face of difficult situations. This is a practical guide to learning and developing communication skills throughout medical training. The chapters range from the development of basic skills to those dealing with challenging and difficult situations.

Writing, Speaking, & Communication Skills for Health Professionals


Author: Stephanie Barnard,Health Care Communications Group

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300088625

Category: Medical

Page: 338

View: 2599

Strong communication skills are required of today's health care practitioners. This guide contains practical advice on a broad range of essential communication skills for health-care practitioners.

Skills for Communicating with Patients, 3rd Edition


Author: Jonathan Silverman,Suzanne Kurtz,Juliet Draper

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1910227269

Category: Medical

Page: 312

View: 1705

Skills for Communicating with Patients, Third Edition is one of two companion books on improving communication in medicine, which together provide a comprehensive approach to teaching and learning communication skills throughout all levels of medical education in both specialist and family medicine. Since their publication, the first edition of this book and its companion, Teaching and Learning Communication Skills in Medicine, have become established standard texts in communication skills teaching throughout the world. This substantially expanded third edition has been fully updated in relation to the current literature and revised to reflect the explosion of research on healthcare communication. It incorporates considerable evidence in support of the skills of the Calgary-Cambridge Guides, offering a comprehensive and now even more evidence-based delineation of the skills that make a difference when communicating with patients. The book explores the specific skills of doctor-patient communication and provides wide-ranging evidence of the improvement that those skills can make to health outcomes and everyday clinical practice. It is unique in providing a secure platform of core skills which represent the foundations of doctor-patient communication.

Handbook of Veterinary Communication Skills


Author: Carol Gray,Jenny Moffett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111869970X

Category: Medical

Page: 216

View: 5024

This is the first definitive textbook on veterinary communication, written specifically for students and veterinary professionals by a group of international experts. Communication is a core clinical skill, and is now taught as a compulsory part of most veterinary degree courses. Good communication is crucial to the veterinarian-client-patient relationship, to patient health and ultimately to the success of any veterinary business. The book covers all the key areas of communication including: the basic framework for the veterinary consultation; professional, ethical and legal aspects; communication with clients and colleagues; and coping with end-of-life and other difficult situations. It combines the most up-to-date research with a wealth of practical information, such as: Real-life case studies to help you apply your learning to real scenarios Simple step-by-step guidelines showing you how to deal with specific situations Examples of written resources you can use in practice This valuable textbook has been written and edited by a carefully chosen group of specialists, comprising veterinary communication lecturers, veterinary practitioners, training managers and counsellors.

Communication Skills for Foreign and Mobile Medical Professionals


Author: Kris van de Poel,Eddy Vanagt,Ulrike Schrimpf,Jessica Gasiorek

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642351123

Category: Medical

Page: 145

View: 5428

Around the world, the number of internationally mobile medical professionals is steadily increasing, posing potential difficulties for the good communication with patients and colleagues that is vital to satisfactory outcomes and personal professional success. Communication Skills for Foreign and Mobile Medical Professionals is an evidence-based communication resource book designed for all medical professionals who work in foreign countries, cultures, and languages. It offers a wealth of insights into doctor-patient communication, structured around the different phases of the consultation. The proposed strategies and tips will raise the reader’s awareness of important recurring issues in face-to-face interactions and improve his or her ability to deal with them effectively. Common misunderstandings between doctors and patients with a different cultural/linguistic background are discussed in depth. Throughout, the emphasis is on patient-oriented medicine. The modular structure of the book will ensure quick and easy retrieval of information. Communication Skills for Foreign and Mobile Medical Professionals will be of benefit to a wide range of medical professionals, from senior nursing staff through to heads of department, in multilingual or intercultural contexts. It will also be of value to human resource managers, language trainers, and cultural mediators.​

Stressed Out

About Communication Skills


Author: Kathleen Bartholomew

Publisher: HC Pro, Inc.

ISBN: 1601460139

Category: Medical

Page: 153

View: 8629

As a new nurse, you have to build your communication skills in order to provide the best care and excel in your profession. This resourceful guide offers easy-to-use techniques that will change the way you interact with your colleagues to establish positive, healthy work relationships. Improved communication will enhance life for your peers, patients, and you!"

Clinical Communication Skills


Author: Peter Washer

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780199550463

Category: Medical

Page: 176

View: 4372

Clinical Communication Skills is a ground-breaking new resource for medical students. It provides a practical introduction to the subject, with acknowledgement of key theories. Pragmatic worked examples will be of immediate benefit in clinical environments. The book draws on patient and professional involvement with interview podcasts.

Communication Skills for the Healthcare Professional


Author: Laurie Kelly McCorry,Jeff Mason

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781582558141

Category: Medical

Page: 251

View: 4397

Communication Skills for the Healthcare Professional is a comprehensive yet compact guide to learning essential communication skills that will prepare students for success as healthcare professionals. Intended to supplement the clinical coursework students complete in the first one to two years of all allied health programs, the book uses a broad range of examples, role plays, and scenarios from virtually every healthcare field, enabling both instructors and students to use it as an essential resource for mastering any area-specific communication skill. Each chapter provides students with objective and short-answer questions to test comprehension of the material, as well as more complex clinical applications that encourage students to develop the critical thinking skills they will need every day as professionals in the healthcare industry.

Communication Skills for the Health Care Professional

Concepts and Techniques


Author: Gwen Marram Van Servellen

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780834207660

Category: Medical

Page: 381

View: 7331

This textbook provides the kind of comprehensive and in-depth preparation your students need to communicate optimally with patients, families, and fellow providers. Combining principles and practical applications, this text shows students how to apply communication techniques to patient care. It contains specific examples from many health care disciplines and is appropriate for all students in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, and other allied health professions. Complete with chapter objectives, real-life examples and sample dialogue, and a glossary defining over 100 words and terms essential to the field of communication.

English in Medicine

A Course in Communication Skills


Author: Eric H. Glendinning,Beverly Holmström

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521606660

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 150

View: 1995

Offers a course for doctors, medical students, and other medical professionals who need to communicate with patients and medical colleagues. The course is at an intermediate level and develops all four skills with several activities. This third edition, in colour, takes account of developments in medicine and the impact of information technology.

Written Communication in Family Medicine

By the Task Force on Professional Communication Skills of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine


Author: Robert Taylor,K.A. Munning

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461252482

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 3503

This work presents the knowledge and skills necessary for successful written communication in family medicine. It is intended for use by teachers of family medicine who, as part of their academic responsibilities, are called upon to produce written documents in a wide variety of areas. The book has also been written to serve as a resource for leaders presenting faculty development activities in various aspects of written communication, including writing for publication, administrative and educational communication, and other topics of interest to academicians. The Task Force on Professional Communication Skills was formed in 1981 as an initiative of the Board of Directors and the Communications Committee of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM). In early meetings, the Task Force defined its goal as improvement of the communication skills-both written and oral-of STFM members. A survey of Task Force members revealed that the greatest challenges lay in the area of written communication skills, although the needs are not confined to medical article and book writing, but extend to the full range of academic communication. The Task Force set as its first task the creation of a monograph on written communication in family medicine.

Oxford Textbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care


Author: David W. Kissane,Barry D. Bultz,Phyllis N. Butow,Simon Noble,Carma L. Bylund,Clinical Reader and Palliative Medicine Consultant Simon Noble,Susie Wilkinson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198736134


Page: 432

View: 857

Written by an international team of authors the Oxford Textbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care integrates clinical wisdom with empirical findings. It draws upon the history of communication science, providing the reader with a comprehensive curriculum for applied communication skills training. An essential resource, the Oxford Textbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care is filled with tips and strategies for effective communication about difficult and challenging communication. In focusing on cancer and the end-of-life, it deals with the existential and spiritual challenges found across all of medicine, providing deep insights into what is at stake and how clinicians might optimally respond. This authoritative and wide-ranging book provides clinicians with state-of-the-art and evidence-based guidelines to achieve effective, patient-centred communication in the clinical settings of oncology and palliative care. Thoroughly revised and updated, this new edition includes sections on the curriculum for nurses, the core curriculum, and an introductory section on communication science. The chapters embrace specialty issues across the clinical disciplines, from enrolling in clinical trials, working in teams, and discussing genetic risk, to talking about sexuality, infertility, and intercultural issues. An educational perspective is also provided, with chapters covering communication skills training, how to evaluate courses, and international models of training.

Clinical Communication Skills


Author: Richard Fielding

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 962209371X

Category: Medical

Page: 342

View: 7355

This is a book about patient care. It emphasizes the importance of good communications as an implicit and necessary component of care in clinical practice, and advocates a mutually negotiated and open style of communication. Focusing on the needs of both adults and children, this book contains specific recommendations for communication approaches relating to questioning styles, giving information, handling difficult questions, and breaking bad news. Theoretical issues are also addressed and many clinical situations (such as pain, cancer and terminal illness) are included for illustration purposes. It is written for doctors, nurses and other clinical practitioners who may want to further develop their communication skills, and is particularly suitable for medical and nursing students. It will also be of use to consumers of health services who are increasingly coming to expect more considerate communications in health care.

Communication Skills for Pharmacists

Building Relationships, Improving Patient Care


Author: Bruce A. Berger

Publisher: Amer Pharmacists Assn

ISBN: 9781582121321

Category: Medical

Page: 254

View: 4129

Communication Skills for Pharmacists: Building Relationships, Improving Patient Care, 3rd edition, includes new material that will help student pharmacists and practicing pharmacists develop the communication skills they need for providing high-quality care. Key Features: * 15 chapters from the 2nd edition covering key communication skills for pharmacists: listening and empathic responding, supportive communication, persuasive communication, assertiveness, managing conflict, helping patients accept the behavior changes needed to manage their illness, and becoming culturally competent to provide quality care for all patients. * A new chapter on how to communicate about sensitive topics that patients may find difficult to discuss because of embarrassment, cultural beliefs, or fear of social stigma. * Another new chapter on how limited literacy or limited health literacy can affect patient outcomes, and how pharmacists can identify and help overcome such limitations in their patients. * Expansion of the chapter on managing change, emphasizing the use of motivational interviewing. * Dozens of examples of good and bad pharmacist-patient and pharmacist-physician dialogues.* Guidelines on how to contact, build rapport with, and discuss drug-related problems with a physician. * Questions for reflection at the end of each chapter.


Core Interpersonal Skills for Health Professionals


Author: Gjyn O'Toole

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729585794

Category: Medical

Page: 344

View: 1818

The third edition of Communication: Core Interpersonal Skills for Health Professionals is an essential guide to clear and effective communication in a multidisciplinary healthcare setting. Divided into four sections, the title takes the reader on a journey of reflection upon personal communication styles and habits. Essential communication strategies and skills are reviewed to rebuild and enhance future practice. The fully revised third edition by Gjyn O'Toole will appeal to the health student and practitioner seeking to improve communication style and practice in an increasingly complex healthcare environment. Individual and group activities integrated throughout, designed to promote communication skill, reflection and awareness Key communication challenges addressed – conflict, cultural variations, misunderstandings, ethical issues, communicating over distances, written documentation and electronic forms of communication including social networking sites Updated online evolve resources for lecturers and students at Updated illustrations New chapter focusing solely on electronic communication – the advantages and disadvantages plus strategies for appropriate use of social media New chapter exploring the importance of ‘one way’ documentation, professional writing and conduct New scenarios and activities – 49 scenarios present realistic situations and individuals that health professionals encounter, encouraging the reader to actively explore circumstances and needs

Nursing: Communication Skills in Practice


Author: Lucy Webb

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199582726

Category: Medical

Page: 329

View: 6963

Nursing students require a unique guide to communication and interpersonal skills to help them succeed on both placement and in academic work. This text presents the theory and practice of communication for all care settings, and professional needs during the pre-registration course.

Vivas and Communication Skills in Surgery


Author: Kathryn McCarthy,Matthew Hacking,Ragheed Al Mufti,Jonathan Hewitt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780443073427

Category: Medical

Page: 379

View: 3620

The viva component of the MRCS examination is traditionally the most feared and elusive part of the whole exam. Contained within the syllabus of core and system modules there are favourite examination topics which are more commonly asked than others. This new book covers all these popular subjects and illustrates them with sample viva-style questions. The answers give the candidate guidance on how to respond to these effectively and on what is required to pass the exam. This new book has been written to aid any candidate in preparing to sit a surgical viva, and will be of value to MRCS candidates as well as students for undergraduate surgical finals and surgical registrars prior to the exit examination. Covers the six major subject areas of the MRCS viva exam: applied surgical anatomy, operative surgery, clinical pathology, principles of surgery, applied physiology, and critical care. Includes coverage of the new communication skills section, designed to test the candidate's ability to communicate with patients and supply information to colleagues. Provides over 160 viva topics with subsidiary questions in the style of the exam. Targets the hardest part of the exam which has the lowest pass rate.

The Medical Interview

The Three Function Approach


Author: Steven A. Cole,Julian Bird

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323279716

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 839

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.