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The Resource Difficult conversations in medicine, edited by Elisabeth Macdonald

Difficult conversations in medicine, edited by Elisabeth Macdonald

Label
Difficult conversations in medicine
Title
Difficult conversations in medicine
Statement of responsibility
edited by Elisabeth Macdonald
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In all branches of medicine, effective communication between health care professionals and patients, families and carers is essential to ensure first-class treatment. Increasing public awareness of health issues and the ready availability of health information have lead the public to be more widely informed about common conditions and the treatments available. Patients, therefore, attend a medical consultation better informed, so the need for improved communication skills is even greater. This book aims to demystify the 'doctor-patient' relationship in order that patients and potential patients can more easily understand the information which doctors are seeking to convey, as well as gaining some insight into the difficulties of communication from a doctor's perspective. Some conversations require specialised skills. Talking to people with difficult personalities and poor social skills can be challenging. Strong emotions of anger, frustration or distress need sensitive handling, and particular age groups call on styles of address appropriate to their particular needs.; Using the expertise of experienced doctors from many specialties, this book covers not only the theory behind good communication skills, but also gives a wealth of practical advice. The book covers ethical and legal issues, planning difficult conversations, the patient's and doctor's perspectives, issues surrounding special groups, such as children and the elderly, and conversations with patients from different cultural backgrounds. Outlines of possible clinical cases posing specific problems are included with guidance on how to handle them
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
610.696
Index
index present
LC call number
R118
LC item number
.D53 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
W 62
NLM item number
D569 2004
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Macdonald, Elisabeth
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Communication in medicine
  • Physician and patient
  • Medical personnel and patient
  • Medical ethics
  • Medical laws and legislation
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Communication
  • Ethics, Medical
  • Patients
  • MEDICAL
  • Communication in medicine
  • Medical ethics
  • Medical laws and legislation
  • Medical personnel and patient
  • Physician and patient
  • Medicine
  • Health & Biological Sciences
  • Medicine - General
Label
Difficult conversations in medicine, edited by Elisabeth Macdonald
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Elisabeth Macdonald
  • 3
  • The ethics of communication
  • Michael Parker
  • 4
  • Overall plan of management of difficult conversations
  • Elisabeth Macdonald
  • 5
  • The patient's perspective
  • Elisabeth Macdonald and Katherine Murphy
  • Preface
  • 6
  • The doctor's perspective
  • Elisabeth Macdonald
  • 7
  • Dealing with strong emotions and difficult personalities
  • Peter Maguire and Carolyn Pitceathly
  • 8
  • Difficult conversations with children and parents
  • Melinda Edwards
  • 9
  • Introduction
  • Special adult groups
  • Elisabeth Macdonald
  • 10
  • Difficult practical circumstances
  • Elisabeth Macdonald
  • 11
  • Communication in a multiprofessional setting
  • Cathy Heaven
  • 12
  • Communication in a multicultural society
  • Theo Schofield
  • Elisabeth Macdonald
  • 13
  • Apologies in clinical medicine
  • Carmel O'Donovan
  • 14
  • Legal constraints and guidelines to good practice
  • Liz Martinez
  • 15
  • Maintaining a balance
  • Peter Maguire and Carolyn Pitceathly
  • 1
  • 16
  • Conclusions and future directions
  • Elisabeth Macdonald
  • App. I.
  • Transcripts of useful illustrative conversations
  • Catherine Hood and Elisabeth Macdonald
  • App. II.
  • A curriculum for communication in medical education
  • Theo Schofield
  • An introduction to basics
  • Elisabeth Macdonald
  • 2
  • Fundamentals of good communication
Control code
60645570
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 231 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281015792
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
101579
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)60645570
Label
Difficult conversations in medicine, edited by Elisabeth Macdonald
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Elisabeth Macdonald
  • 3
  • The ethics of communication
  • Michael Parker
  • 4
  • Overall plan of management of difficult conversations
  • Elisabeth Macdonald
  • 5
  • The patient's perspective
  • Elisabeth Macdonald and Katherine Murphy
  • Preface
  • 6
  • The doctor's perspective
  • Elisabeth Macdonald
  • 7
  • Dealing with strong emotions and difficult personalities
  • Peter Maguire and Carolyn Pitceathly
  • 8
  • Difficult conversations with children and parents
  • Melinda Edwards
  • 9
  • Introduction
  • Special adult groups
  • Elisabeth Macdonald
  • 10
  • Difficult practical circumstances
  • Elisabeth Macdonald
  • 11
  • Communication in a multiprofessional setting
  • Cathy Heaven
  • 12
  • Communication in a multicultural society
  • Theo Schofield
  • Elisabeth Macdonald
  • 13
  • Apologies in clinical medicine
  • Carmel O'Donovan
  • 14
  • Legal constraints and guidelines to good practice
  • Liz Martinez
  • 15
  • Maintaining a balance
  • Peter Maguire and Carolyn Pitceathly
  • 1
  • 16
  • Conclusions and future directions
  • Elisabeth Macdonald
  • App. I.
  • Transcripts of useful illustrative conversations
  • Catherine Hood and Elisabeth Macdonald
  • App. II.
  • A curriculum for communication in medical education
  • Theo Schofield
  • An introduction to basics
  • Elisabeth Macdonald
  • 2
  • Fundamentals of good communication
Control code
60645570
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 231 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281015792
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
101579
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)60645570

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