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Communication Skills for Osces

By Rachel Wamboldt, Niamh Loughran

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Format: Paperback, 308 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 October 2017
Communication skills are the cornerstone of being a good doctor and there is a growing trend to incorporate these skills within the medical school curriculum. Medical students are normally well-versed in the medical knowledge needed for their OSCEs but often struggle with the key communication techniques required. This book helps to overcome this by combining a practical approach to communicating with the essential clinical knowledge needed for a successful consultation. It is written by medical students and junior doctors for medical students and junior doctors. Communication Skills for OSCEs is the first medical OSCEs book to focus on the key communication skills the medical student needs. Communication Skills for OSCEs prepares you for the examination setting but, in doing so, also provides the building blocks for good communication skills throughout your career.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Introduction to communication skills 1. How to use this book and get the most out of role play 2. The importance of communication skills in healthcare 3. Application of the Calgary-Cambridge Model 4. General approach to information gathering 5. Information giving and shared decision making Section 2: System-focused communication 6. Perfecting the systems review 7. Psychiatry 8. Neurology 9. Orthopaedics and rheumatology 10. Ophthalmology 11. Cardiovascular medicine 12. Respiratory medicine 13. Ears, nose and throat 14. Gastroenterology and hepatology 15. Nephrology and urology 16. Obstetrics and gynaecology 17. Dermatology 18. Endocrinology Section 3: Special situations in communication 19. Older people's medicine 20. Paediatrics 21. Taking a drug history 22. The consultation through an interpreter 23. Safeguarding vulnerable adults and children 24. Breaking bad news 25. Communicating error and conflict resolution 26. Communicating risk 27. Consenting for a procedure 28. Talking to colleagues

EAN: 9781907904998
ISBN: 1907904999
Publisher: Scion Publishing Ltd.
Dimensions: 24.41 x 17.2 x 1.5 centimeters (0.59 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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