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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: The Most Frequent Procedure --
Visit Time and Clock Time --
What We Want as Patients: Lessons from Communication Science --
The Doctor as a Professional in Our Eyes --
Measuring How Good Our Doctors Are --
Telling Our Story: Taking the Time to Express Our Health Concerns to Ourselves and Others --
Make the Most of the Visit Through Mindfulness --
How to Communicate Even While Intimidated, Limited, Uncomfortable, or Undereducated --
What We're Talking About: Negotiating the Agenda With the Doctor --
Acknowledge --
and Use --
Emotion and Motivation --
How to Talk to the Doctor About What Makes You Nervous, Embarrassed, or Grossed Out --
Making Healthy Communities with Healthy Communication --
Learning How to Want Less: Creating a Resouce-Sparing Medical Culture Together with Our Doctors --
Transforming Our Health Care System Through Communication and Collaboration.
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This book offers readers an insider's assessment of doctor-patient communication and provides patients with strategies for making the most of their doctor's visits.  Read more...

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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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