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.
Jonathan Silverman Associate Clinical Dean and Director of Communication Studies School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge, UK President- elect, European Association for Communication in Healthcare Suzanne Kurtz Professor Emerita University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada Clinical Professor and Director of the Clinical Communication Program College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, US and Juliet Draper Retired General Practitioner Past Director, Eastern Deanery Cascade Communication Skills Teaching Project, UK
Foreword by Myrian Deveugele. Foreword by Anthony L Suchman. Preface to the third edition. Preface to the second edition. About this book. About the authors. Acknowledgements. Introduction. Defining what to teach and learn: an overview of the communication skills. Curriculum. Initiating the session. Gathering information. Providing structure to the interview. Building the relationship. Explanation and planning. Crossing the session. Relating specific issues to core communication skills. References. Index. Author index.