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When i read the first edition of Enelow and Swisher's Interviewing and Patient Care, I found it a welcome relief to the dry outlines of taking a medical history given to most medical students. As in the first edition, the chapters on basic interviewing techniques in this edition are lucid and well organized. However, the skills are outlined in a prescriptive manner and described in psychiatric terms. There are few references to support the authors' statements and those mentioned are not likely to appeal to skeptical medical students. Because many of the examples, especially the interview quoted at length, have
Interviewing and Patient Care.. Ann Intern Med. 1986;104:732–733. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-104-5-732_3
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