The Medical Interview Mastering Skills for Clinical Practice 5th by John L. Coulehan
By: John L. Coulehan
Publisher: F.A. Davis Company
Print ISBN: 9780803612464, 080361246X
eText ISBN: 9780803620148, 0803620144
Forewords are best brief and useful to the browsing or assigned reader.
Like the classic Greek funeral oration a proper foreword is expected to
bring praise upon the fallen (read: editors) in 20-plus prescribed ways.
Inherently and inevitably, daily work in medicine itself shares this
conflict between brevity and fulfillment of task. On the one hand, you are
being mightily socialized as learning-doctors to be brief, get to the heart of
the matter, and present complex issues in few, succinct sentences. It is
argued you must do all this in the names of busy-ness, business, being
professional, and remaining objective.
Master the art of conducting a medical interview and in the process hone your communication skills.