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Smith’s Patient Centered Interviewing: An Evidence-Based Method (4th Edition)

  • Authors: Auguste H. Fortin, Francesca C. Dwamena, Richard M. Frankel, Brenda L. Lepisto, Robert C Smith
  • ISBN: 9781259644627
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Education
  • Edition: 4th
  • Publication Date: October 4, 2018
  • Format: Paperback – 352 pages
  • Language: English


The definitive evidence-based guide to effective patient-centered interviewing

A Doody’s Core Title for 2021! 

Smith’s Patient-Centered Interviewing, Fourth Edition is a practical introductory textbook covering the essentials of patient interviewing. The most evidence based-guide available on the topic, and endorsed by the Academy of Communication in Healthcare, this acclaimed resource applies the proven 5-Step approach which integrates patient and clinical centered skills to improve effectiveness without adding extra time to the interview duration.

Smith’s Patient-Centered Interviewing covers important topics such as:

  • Patient Education
  • Motivating for behavior change
  • Breaking bad news
  • Managing different personality types
  • Increasing personal awareness in mindful practice
  • Nonverbal communication
  • Using computers in the exam room
  • Reporting and presenting evaluations

The book’s user-friendly design features icons, boxed case vignettes, and the use of color to highlight key points. Learning aids include practice exercises in each chapter, a pocket card, lists of essential questions, and graphics that facilitate understanding and retention.

If you are in need of an evidence-based text that provides a proven systematic framework for taking an effective history, your search ends here.

Table of Contents
  1. Chapter 1: The Medical Interview
  2. Chapter 2: Data-Gathering and Relationship-Building Skills
  3. Chapter 3: The Beginning of the Interview: Patient-Centered Interviewing
  4. Chapter 4: Symptom-Defining Skills
  5. Chapter 5: The Middle of the Interview: Clinician-Centered Interviewing
  6. Chapter 6: Step 11: The End of the Interview
  7. Chapter 7: Adapting the Interview to Different Situations and Other Practical Issues
  8. Chapter 8: The Clinician-Patient Relationship
  9. Chapter 9: Summarizing and Presenting the Patient’s Story
  10. NEW! Application of Patient-Centered Skills
  11. NEW! Being Patient-Centered in the Digital Age
Authors Biography

August Hector Fortin, VI, MD, MPH is Associate Professor of Medicine at Yale University.

Francesca Dwamena, MD, MS, FACP, FAACH is Chairperson of the Department of Medicine, and Professor of Medicine, Michigan State University.

Richard M. Frankel, PhD is Professor of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine.

Robert Smith, MD is Professor Emeritus of Medicine, Michigan State University.

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