Author: Harry Dalton
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
Release Date: 2005-10-12
This new book, by the authors of the student examination book Final MB, is designed to give a light and user-friendly approach to the difficult subject of passing tests of communication skills in final examinations. The increasing recognition of the importance of this topic has led to a greater awareness of the intricacies of communicating successfully and effectively with both patients and colleagues. This book will help all students prepare adequately for success in this crucial test of their clinical skills. An approachable and use-friendly guide to this important subject in the student curriculum Targeted at how this subject is examined in student OSCE exams Complements FINAL MB Contains authentic exam-like scenarios and model answers All the answers have a running commentary to highlight the techniques used Includes 'think lists' and 'Hazard' sections
Author: David W. Kissane
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2017-02-02
Written by an international team of authors the Oxford Textbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care integrates clinical wisdom with empirical findings. It draws upon the history of communication science, providing the reader with a comprehensive curriculum for applied communication skills training. An essential resource, the Oxford Textbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care is filled with tips and strategies for effective communication about difficult and challenging communication. In focusing on cancer and the end-of-life, it deals with the existential and spiritual challenges found across all of medicine, providing deep insights into what is at stake and how clinicians might optimally respond. This authoritative and wide-ranging book provides clinicians with state-of-the-art and evidence-based guidelines to achieve effective, patient-centred communication in the clinical settings of oncology and palliative care. Thoroughly revised and updated, this new edition includes sections on the curriculum for nurses, the core curriculum, and an introductory section on communication science. The chapters embrace specialty issues across the clinical disciplines, from enrolling in clinical trials, working in teams, and discussing genetic risk, to talking about sexuality, infertility, and intercultural issues. An educational perspective is also provided, with chapters covering communication skills training, how to evaluate courses, and international models of training.
Author: David Kissane
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Release Date: 2011-03-31
This comprehensive text provides clinicians with practical and evidence-based guidelines to achieve effective, patient-centered communication in the areas of cancer and palliative care. Written by an outstanding panel of international experts, it integrates empirical findings with clinical wisdom, draws on historical approaches and presents a state-of-the-art curriculum for applied communication skills training for the specialist oncologist, surgeon, nurse and other multi-disciplinary team members involved in cancer care today. In this book communication is broken down into key modules that cover the life-cycle of cancer care. They include coverage of diagnosis and treatment including clinical trials, empathic support in response to distress, transition to survivorship or palliative therapies, discussion of prognosis, conduct of family meetings, and care of the dying. Complementary training of patients in their communication with the doctor completes the interactive dyad. The art of teaching, impact of gender and power in the consultation and the ethical context are carefully considered. Special communication challenges include discussion of genetic risk, rehabilitative and salvage surgery, promotion of treatment adherence, unanticipated adverse outcomes, intercultural issues, fertility and sexuality. The value of decision aides, question prompt lists, audio-recording of consultations and use of the internet is illustrated. By looking across the full spectrum of disciplines involved in the multidisciplinary team, discipline-specific issues are considered by experts in each field. In this manner, the needs of patients and their relatives are evaluated, including paediatric and geriatric populations. To achieve all of this, theoretical models are examined from the medical school to the highly specialized practice, facilitation training and actor training are made explicit, and international approaches to communication skills training are compared and contrasted. Finally, research tools that assist in coding cancer consultations, evaluating training courses, and employing mixed methods in studies aid the reader in providing clear and sensitive communication when handling challenging situations whilst treating cancer sufferers and palliative care patients.
Author: Harry Richard Dalton
Release Date: 2005
A new edition of a very successful book designed to provide students with advice about how to prepare for and carry out their clinical OSCE examinations in general medicine. As well as giving examples of how to carry out the clinical examination it also lists descriptions of typical cases in each medical specialty and at the end of each chapter lists the key questions that are most frequently asked. It also covers the key practical skills required for the OSCE exam as well as giving an overview of the communication skills section. Helps pass examinations Concentrates on the most difficult part of the OSCE examinations Useful revision aid Small pocket-sized - easy to carry around Reflects the structure of the OSCE exam Full of hints and tips on how to succeed. New edition focuses on the OSCE exam and its major tests of clinical and practical skills. All clinical cases revised and rewritten to follow the style of the OSCE exam. New sections on medical ethics and interpreting blood test results
Author: John R. Hampton
Release Date: 2004
EKG auf einen Blick (vorher "EKG leicht gemacht") bietet eine schnelle Einführung in die EKG-Befundung. Viele Abbildungen und knapper, prägnanter Text zeigen die Entstehung von normalem EKG sowie häufigen und wichtigen pathologischen Veränderungen und wie man sie erkennt. Wichtige Inhalte sind in Merke-Kästen hervorgehoben. Zahlreiche Beispiel- und Übungs-EKGs mit ausführlicher Befundung verdeutlichen die Inhalte und dienen zur Lernkontrolle. Übersicht der wichtigen Parameter in eigenem Kapitel.