The Medical Interview: The Three-Function Approach
Author: Steven A. Cole
Release Date: May 05, 2000
The 2nd Edition of THE MEDICAL INTERVIEW presents basic interviewing skills in a systematic approach designed to assist students in mastering communicating with patients. A new unit on managing common challenging communicating situations* including language and cultural barriers, pediatric and elderly patients, and non-verbal communication*has been added. The text emphasizes straightforward tasks, behaviors, and skills that can be easily demonstrated, practiced, and mastered by learners. Each of the three core functions of the interview are served by a concrete set of skills that students can understand, practice, master, and remember. The last two sections of the book specifically address processes for learning and teaching medical interviewing. The appendix contains an educational supplement for instructors that may be helpful in designing short courses on interviewing. The Three-Functional Model offers learners a simplified, straightforward approach to the communication process. 2nd Edition now has new 2-color text design.