The Medical Interview: The Three Function Approach, 3rd Edition with STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

The medical interview 3rdBy

  • Steven A. Cole, MD, MA, Professor of Psychiatry, Head, Division of Medical and Geriatric Psychiatry, Stony Brook University Hospital and Medical Center, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY; Albert Einstein College of Medicine, North Shore-Long Island, Jewish Health System; Vice-President and Medical Director, Care Management Group of Greater NY, Inc.
  • Julian Bird, MA, FRCP, FRCPsych, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry, Guy’s, King’s and St. Thomas’ School of Medicine, University of London, London, UK

The Medical Interview by Drs. Steven A. Cole and Julian Bird equips you to communicate effectively with your patients so you can provide optimal care! This best-selling, widely adopted resource presents a practical, systematic approach to honing your basic interviewing skills and managing common challenging communicating situations. Its Three-Function Approach – “Build the Relationship,” “Assess and Understand,” and Collaborative Management” offers straightforward tasks, behaviors, and skills that can be easily mastered, making this an ideal learning tool for beginners and a valuable reference for experienced healthcare professionals.

New to This Edition

  • Easily apply proven techniques with help from supportive case examples and actual interview questions.
  • Get the skills you need now with new chapters covering advanced topics and applications including “Presentation and Documentation,” nonverbal communication, using psychological principles in medical practice, and integrating structure and function.
  • Quickly review information with summary tables, boxes and bulleted lists.
  • Get access on the go with the fully searchable text online at Student Consult, including cost-free access to a specially customized, interactive web-based Module on Brief Action Planning (BAP), a key component of the web-based, interactive Comprehensive Motivational Interventions (CMI)™ e-learning platform.

Key Features

  • Effectively meet a full range of communication challenges including language and cultural barriers, sexual issues, elderly patients, breaking bad news, and non-adherence.


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