Twelve tips for better communication with patients during history-taking.
Authors: Rahman A, Tasnim S
Eliciting proper history from a patient is of paramount importance to establish an accurate diagnosis and management in medical practice. Good communication skill is a prerequisite for an effective physician patient relationship. A systematic search of medical literature has been made to formulate a guideline for better communication during history taking. The guideline emphasizes on both physical environment and emotional encounter and the key points are expressed as tips on relevant issues.
PMID: 17525818 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]