Naked Consultation: A ... Primary Care Consultation Skills

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Item#: 9781910227114
Edition 02
Author Moulton, Liz
Cover Paperback

Don't Wait Until Something Goes Wrong to Think About Your Consultation Skills

Designed specifically for busy health professionals working in primary care,The Naked Consultation: A Practical Guide to Primary Care Consultation Skillscovers all aspects of the primary care consultation in a clear, concise, and highly readable manner.

The book begins by breaking the primary care consultation into its components, making it easier to focus on particular areas and practise skills such as encouraging patients to explain what's wrong, summarising and reflecting, and giving information to patients. The book then describes how to effectively use educational tools-such as videoing, random case analysis, problem case debriefing, and feedback-to improve consultations. It also explains in detail how to demonstrate proficient consultation skills in the Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP) exam and the importance of these skills in appraisal/revalidation.

Certified for continuing professional development (CPD®) by The CPD Certification Service, this fully updated and revisedSecond Editionincorporates new thinking and consultation models, including the 6 S model and the new doctor, patient, illness model. It also provides detailed analysis of the latest Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) assessment tools, such as the clinical skills assessment exam (CSA) and the consultation observation tool (COT).

Complete with illuminating case studies, photocopiable forms, and a jargon-busting appendix,The Naked Consultation: A Practical Guide to Primary Care Consultation Skills, Second Editionoffers valuable insight into the key phases of the primary care consultation, the best features of common consultation models, and the real-world application of popular consultation techniques.

Highly Commended at the BMA Medical Book Awards 2016

Table of Contents

Deconstructing the Consultation
Consultations: the Good, the Bad, and the Difficult
Models and Milestones
In the Beginning
Building Rapport
Speaking the Patient's Language
Managing Feelings: Your Own and the Patient's
Getting Patients to Tell You What's Wrong
Summarising and Reflecting
Giving Information to Patients
Safety-Netting and Ending
Managing Time
Transactions in Consultations
You, the Patient, and the Computer
Looking After Yourself

Tools and Techniques for Learning and Improving Consultation Skills
Knowing Where to Start and What to Learn
How Adults Learn
Working with Colleagues to Improve Your Consultation Skills
Case Discussion
Getting and Giving Effective Feedback
Using Role Play to Help with Consultation Techniques
Consultation Skills and the RCGP
Making a Personal Learning Plan

Appendix 1: Jargon Buster
Appendix 2: Some Useful Resources