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The program is designed to teach interviewing technique in the medical setting. Although built around a group discussion format of 1 hour, it could also be used for individual study. It is designed for medical students, house officers, and other health professionals. The goals and objectives, clearly defined in the syllabus, include differentiating between facultative and nonfacilitative styles, developing techniques for establishing a therapeutic relationship, and developing skills needed to elicit psychosocial data relevant to illness.
A patient is interviewed twice by the same physician who used very different interviewing techniques and elicits very different data. After the viewing, participants
Maximizing the Interview. Ann Intern Med. 1989;111:1051–1052. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-111-12-1051_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1989;111(12):1051-1052.
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