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1st Edition

Communication Skills That Heal
A Practical Approach to a New Professionalism in Medicine

ISBN 9781857756647
Published October 31, 2005 by CRC Press
104 Pages

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Book Description

This working manual has been developed to ensure that all health professionals involved in immunization will be both knowledgeable about procedures and confident about their benefits. This new edition is fully updated and revised to take account of the latest changes in the field including recent public controversies. It shows the practitioner how to give vaccines safely and how to inform parents. In line with Immunization against Infectious Disease produced by the Department of Health the book is written in a practical and easily accessible form. It is essential reading for those 'in the field' who are directly responsible for giving immunizations - general practitioners health visitors school health nurses practice nurses clinical medical officers and district nurses. It is of use in training primary care staff medical students and to trainee paediatricians. Parents also will find Immunizing Children interesting and useful particularly the section on frequently asked questions.

Table of Contents

The problem - it’s just a lack of time. Seeing the whole. Resistance. But listening is art. But there is no time for listening. But listening is simple. But listening is so passive. But listening leaves me without control. But there’s no room for emotions inside this white coat. What to listen for: psychological medicine. What to listen for: trauma. What to listen for: shame. What to listen for: suffering. What to use: metaphor and simile. What to use: ritual. What to use: boundaries. What to use: psychotherapy. Conclusion: reclaiming the white coat.

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