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This is a potpourri, not just another (What? Another?) book on interviewing. It also contains much very elementary psychotherapy, a sprinkling of all-too-conventional psychodynamics and psychopathology, a large chunk of thanatology, and a dash of medical philosophy.
It is written simply and clearly, and its attitudes are sensible. Its general level suggests that it will be a useful text for nurses and paraprofessionals, and for rather unsophisticated medical students and practitioners. Internists who have been sufficiently interested in their patients' psychologic problems to have read much in the area will learn little from this book. It offers no new ideas
Interviewing: A Guide For Health Professionals.. Ann Intern Med. ;82:129. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-82-1-129_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;82(1):129.
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