English in medicine a course in communication Skills
Eric Glendinning, Beverly Holmström
Cambridge University Press
English in Medicine is a course for doctors, medical students and other health professionals who need to communicate with patients and colleagues. Each of the seven units focuses on one area of practitioner-patient communication, from history-taking and examination to diagnosis and treatment. The course develops all four skills through a wide variety of activities. Table of contents: * Taking a history (Asking basic questions. Taking notes. Reading skills: Scanning a case history. Case history: William Hudson. Asking about systems. Asking about symptoms. Reading skills: Noting information from a textbook) * Examining a patient (Giving instructions. Understanding forms. Reading skills: Using a pharmacology reference. Case history) * Special examinations (Instructing, explaining and reassuring. Rephrasing, encouraging and prompting. Reading skills: Reading an article. Case history) * Investigations (Explaining and discussing investigations. Using medical documents. Reading skills: Reading articles. Case history) * Making a diagnosis (Discussing a diagnosis. Explaining a diagnosis. Reading skills: Reading articles. Case history) * Treatment (Medical treatment. Physiotherapy. Surgical treatment. Reading skills: Using an online database) * Tapescript * Appendix 1: Language functions * Appendix 2: Common medical abbreviations * Appendix 3: Job titles in the hospital system * Appendix 4: A broad equivalence of positions in the NHS and US hospital systems * Supplementary activities.
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