CLIN 2506 Steps of the Patient Interview

CLIN 2506 Steps of the Patient Interview - Steps involved...

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Steps involved in the Patient Interview (adapted from The Patient’s Story: Integrated Patient-Doctor Interviewing. East Lansing, MI.: Robert C. Smith) Step # 1 Set the stage for the interview 1) Welcome the patient 2) Use the patient’s name 3) Introduce self and identify specific role 4) Ensure patient readiness and privacy 5) Remove barriers to communication 6) Ensure comfort and put the patient at ease Step # 2 Establish Chief Complaint and Agenda 7) Indicate time available 8) Indicate what needs to be completed in that time 9) Obtain list of patient complaints and ensure accuracy of the PGIQ 10) Summarize and finalize the agenda: indicate what you can realistically accomplish in the time allotted. Step # 3 Elicit the Patient’s Story Encourage the patient to express themselves 11) Start with open-ended questions* 12) Use “non focusing “open ended skills* (active listening) 13) Don’t interrupt Step # 4 Define the Patient’s Story Develop description of physical symptoms 14) Use “focusing” open-ended skills* 15) Followed by close-ended questions* to fill in the details i. Moving from general to specific ii. Questions with a graded response* iii. Forced-choice questions* if patient has difficulty expressing
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course CLIN 2506 taught by Professor Melissaloschiavo during the Winter '11 term at Life Chiropractic College West.

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