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Talking to your doctor : a patient's guide to communication in the exam room and beyond

Author: Zackary Berger
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers readers an insider s assessment of doctor-patient communication and provides patients with strategies for making the most of their doctor s visits. Considering the limited amount of time doctors and patients spend together, Zackary Berger explores the various biases and barriers that color office visits, and gives specific examples for overcoming these challenges.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zackary Berger
ISBN: 9781442220508 1442220503
OCLC Number: 826895182
Description: xiv, 198 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface Acknowledgments Dedications Chapter 1: The Most Frequent Procedure Chapter 2: Visit Time and Clock Time Chapter 3: What We Want as Patients: Lessons from Communication Science Chapter 4: The Doctor as a Professional - in Our Eyes Chapter 5: Measuring How Good Our Doctors Are Chapter 6: Telling Our Story: Taking the Time to Express Our Health Concerns to Ourselves and Others Chapter 7: Make The Most of the Visit Through Mindfulness Chapter 8: How To Communicate Even While Intimidated, Limited, Uncomfortable, or Under-Educated Chapter 9: What We're Talking About: Negotiating The Agenda With the Doctor Chapter 10: Acknowledge - and Use - Emotion and Motivation Chapter 11: How To Talk to the Doctor About What Makes You Nervous, Embarrassed, or Grossed Out Chapter 12: Making Healthy Communities with Healthy Communication Chapter 13: Learning How to Want Less: Creating a Resource-Sparing Medical Culture Together with Our Doctors Chapter 14: Transforming Our Health Care System Through Communication and Collaboration Bibliography
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What is the most commonly performed procedure done by a doctor? The answer is surprisingly simple: interviewing patients. The medical interview has four major purposes: building rapport, collecting Read more...

 
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