|Skills for Communicating with Patients|
Part 1 of my studies at Lancaster has been a busy two years. Picking up this book which I used in one research paper, the delivery note was a surprise. The book arrived c/o Radcliffe Health in April 2014. Since then Radcliffe is no more, but the title is available through CRC Press.
Initiating the session. Gathering information.
Providing structure to the interview. Building the relationship. Explanation and planning. Closing the session.
- threshold concepts 5,000 words
- case formulation 4,000 words
|Calgary - Cambridge Guides|
This is however a very complete, readable and informative read. Without expanding the book further: but more on technology-mediated communication (beyond computers in the consultation) must be essential in a 4th edition? I am biased but in dusting off the above papers, more on the challenges within mental health, especially self-harm, body-image, mental capacity, and forensic might highlight troublesome (threshold) concepts. Understandably, the disease-illness model is highlighted (p.65). Living well through self-care, living with chronicity, strengths and recovery perspectives may also deserve mention? Working towards a 'meeting of experts' (p.184) helpfully begins to address such developments. With my project in mind I also looked for 'evaluation'. If "research" had its own place in the index - what would the content be?
It proved helpful having a break from the draft papers I wished I'd picked this text up sooner and that I can look at my research proposal similarly refreshed...
Silverman, J., Kurtz, S., & Draper, J. (2013). Skills for Communicating with Patients, 3rd Edition, CRC Press.
Below I have mapped some of the elements of the Calgary - Cambridge Guides to Hodges' model (disrupting the original).
|1. Initiating the session:|
Exploration of the patient's problems
background information - context
Aiding accurate recall and understanding
Identifying the reasons for the consultation
2. Gathering information:
3. Physical examination:
Providing the correct type and amount of information
Building the RELATIONSHIP:
Approp. non-verbal behaviour
Involving the patient
Achieving a shared understanding: incorporating the patient's illness framework
4. Explanation and planning:
|Making organisation overt|
Planning: shared decision making
5. Closing the session:
Ensuring appropriate point of closure
Book cover: Amazon
Calgary - Cambridge Guides: http://www.onestopenglish.com/methodology/how-to-write/how-to-write-esp/