Skills for communicating with patients
Skills for Communicating with Patients, Third Edition is one of two companion books on improving communication in medicine which together provide a comprehensive approachto teaching and learning communication skills throughout all levels of medical education inboth specialist and family medicine.
Since their publication, the first edition of this bookand its companion, Teaching and Learning Communication Skills in Medicine, have becomeestablished standard texts in communication skills teaching throughout the world.
This substantially expanded third edition has been fully updated in relation to the currentliterature and revised to reflect the explosion of research on healthcare communicationsince the second edition was published in 2005.
It incorporates considerable evidencein support of the skills of the Calgary-Cambridge Guides, offering a comprehensive andnow even more evidence-based delineation of the skills that make a difference whencommunicating with patients.
It explores the specific skills of doctor-patient communication and provides wide-rangingevidence of the improvement that those skills can make to health outcomes and everydayclinical practice.
It is unique in providing a secure platform of core skills which representthe foundations of doctor-patient communication.
Skills for Communicating with Patients is essential reading for learners and healthcareprofessionals at all levels. 'Skills for Communicating with Patients is an outstanding resource in which cliniciansin any health profession and at any level of experience can find insights to help themadvance their communication competence.
It offers very specific, practical descriptionsof communication techniques and the evidence base in which they are grounded...
WhileSkills for Communicating with Patients focuses on dyadic interactions between patientsand clinicians the communication skills it describes apply equally well to any kind ofcollaboration: conducting rounds, exploring a disagreement with a colleague, or developinga process improvement plan.' From the Foreword by Anthony L Suchman'The importance of this skills-based consultation model cannot be overstressed.
TheCalgary-Cambridge Guides describe the core skills useful for all learners and teachers inmedical sciences, for all levels of education, for specialists as well as for family doctors.
These skills are useful in all conditions.' From the Foreword by Myriam Deveugele