Sunday, 22 April 2012

Approach To Patient

General Approach To Patient:

The medical interview serves several functions.It is used to collect information to assist in diagnosis(the "history" if the present illness),to assess and communicate prognosis,to establish a therapeutic relationship, and to reach agreement with the patient about futher diagnostic procedures and therapeutic options.It also serves as an opportunity to influence patient behavior,such as in motivational adherence.Interviewing techniques that avoid domination by the clinician increase patient involvement in care and patient satisfaction. Effective clinician-patient communication and increased patient involvement can improve health outcomes.

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