Smith’s Patient-Centered Interviewing PDF

Smith’s Patient-Centered Interviewing PDF

Download Smith’s Patient-Centered Interviewing PDF book free online – From Smith’s Patient-Centered Interviewing PDF: Smith’s Patient-Centered Interviewing, Fourth Edition is a practical introductory textbook covering the essentials of patient interviewing. Buy from Amazon

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Smith’s Patient-Centered Interviewing PDF

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.


Chapter 1: The Medical Interview
Chapter 2: Data-Gathering and Empathy Skills
Chapter 3: The Beginning of the Interview: Patient-Centered Interviewing
Chapter 4: Symptom-Defining Skills
Chapter 5: The Middle of the Interview: Clinician-Centered Interviewing
Chapter 6: Step 11: The End of the Interview
Chapter 7: Adapting the Interview to Different Situations and Other Practical Issues
Chapter 8: The Clinician–Patient Relationship
Chapter 9: Summarizing and Presenting the Patient’s Story
Chapter 10: Remaining Patient-Centered in the Digital Age
Appendix A: Foreword to the First Edition
Appendix B: Research and Humanistic Rationale for Patient-Centered Interviewing
Appendix C: Feelings and Emotions
Appendix D: Complete Write-up of Ms. Jones’ Initial Evaluation
Appendix E: Mental Status Evaluation

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Auguste H. Fortin VI, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
Yale School of Medicine
Director of Psychosocial Communication
Yale Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program
New Haven, Connecticut

Francesca C. Dwamena, MD, MS

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Professor and Chair
Department of Medicine
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan

Richard M. Frankel, PhD

Professor of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine
Senior Research Scientist, Center for Healthcare
Information and Communication (CHIC)
Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Indianapolis, Indiana
Education Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

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Brenda Lovegrove Lepisto, PsyD

Director of Psychosocial Communication
Hurley Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University
Flint, Michigan

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Robert C. Smith, MD, MS

University Distinguished Professor
Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry
Division of General Internal Medicine
College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan


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