History Taking – Phase Two: Gathering information I

Communication Skills On-Line is part of Clinical Skills Online and was created to provide an example of a consultation demonstrating some of the objectives and skills included in the Calgary-Cambridge Guide (Silverman J, Kurtz S, Draper J. Skills for Communicating with Patients. 2005. Radcliffe Medical Press: Oxford). The video clips illustrate the different phases of a clinical interview. This consultation takes place in a hospital outpatient clinic.

Exploring the patient’s problems
This video clip illustrates the first part of the clinical history as the doctor gathers information and explores the patient’s problems and the impact on his life.

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