By Anne Stephenson
Geared toward scientific scholars and primary yr citizens, A Textbook of normal perform comprises the fundamental details scholar must be aware of and comprehend approximately normal perform and being a health practitioner. the training type of the ebook is predicated on experiential and reflective rules in response to sleek educative thought and perform. It presents suggestions on functional talents, the idea of delivering solid drugs and the bigger issues of encouraging existence lengthy studying improvement. the hot version builds at the winning formulation of the 1st, by way of completely reviewing and revisiting all content material. Self-assessment sections were further to all chapters and a word list of phrases is incorporated on the finish of the e-book. Thinking/discussion issues were prolonged and extra scholar rates integrated.
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Extra resources for A Textbook of General Practice, 2nd edition
The formal staging of a consultation We have so far looked at the behaviours that occur and the tasks that patients and doctors hope to address (to a greater or lesser extent) in consultations. Let us now examine the stages of a consultation. By this is meant the route that the consultation takes in order to meet the tasks that are set by patient and doctor. The simplest framework with which to stage consultations is that 24 produced by Byrne and Long in 1976 after they analysed more than 2000 tape recordings of over 100 doctors’ consultations.
An up-to-date summary of sociological thinking around the doctor–patient relationship. Neighbour, R. 1987: The inner consultation. London: Kluwer Academic Publications. This is an enjoyable book to read, perhaps more for postgraduate students of general practice. It explores the art of consulting. , Tate, P. and Havelock, P. 2003: The consultation. Oxford: Oxford University Press. This is an update of another of the classic general practice texts on the consultation. Tate, P. 1994: The doctor’s communication handbook.
An exercise will be suggested to explore this further, in a simpler way, after the doctor’s task in the consultation has been considered. The doctor’s tasks in the consultation Perhaps the simplest model, used in medical schools for all types of ‘medical encounters’, is the ‘three function’ model (Gask and Usherwood, 2002). The three parallel functions are to build the relationship (with the patient), collect data and agree a management plan. Roger Neighbour (1987), a GP, has looked at the tasks of a consultation purely from a doctor’s viewpoint and has listed them as follows.
A Textbook of General Practice, 2nd edition by Anne Stephenson