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New book on patient communication

Learning to Consult

Editor: Rodger Charlton

ISBN: 101857758528

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

Price: £24.95

This new book will be the recommended course text book for the Phase II General Practice attachment. It is a complete guide to consultation, communication, examination and diagnosis for the trainee medical professional. It covers important and often overlooked areas such as preventative medicine, keeping good medical records and how to write a prescription. Detective skills are encouraged to assist with examination, diagnosis and treatment. T
he book contains wide-ranging contributions from medical professionals, academics and students and is an ideal textbook with summaries at the end of each chapter, along with a complete bibliography and glossary of terms. Undergraduate and postgraduate trainees in medicine, including GP Registrars and junior hospital doctors will find it invaluable.

The chapters include communication skills, patient management, the importance of the doctor-patient relationship and bioethics and values in medicine. The book contains forewords from the past president of the Royal College of General Practitioners, Roger Neighbour, and the chairman of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, Carol Black.