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Washer: Clinical Communication Skills

Podcasts

While writing Clinical Communication Skills the author conducted a series of interviews with patients, relatives and doctors. The resulting short recordings are available as podcasts below. Extracts from the transcripts of these interviews are used throughout the book.

You can also listen to the Editor's podcast to hear more about Clinical Communication Skills and the online resource centre.

You can listen to the podcasts either via your computer or by downloading the files to your portable MP3 player. To download a file, right-click on the link. Select either 'Save Target As' or 'Save Link As' (slightly different worded options are given depending on the browser you are using).

The podcasts are also available on iTunes:
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/clinical-communication-skills/id428944268

Introduction
Michael Modell, retired Professor of General Practice
    [MP3: 2.65MB, 5.48 mins] Transcript

Chaper 1: Why learn communication skills?
Catherine, mother of a daughter with Prader–Willi Syndrome
   [MP3: 2.37MB, 5.10 mins] Transcript

Eileen Rosenfelder, GP
    [MP3: 2.64MB, 5.46 mins] Transcript (See also Chapter 3)

Valerie, patient diagnosed with HIV in 1985
   [MP3: 2.81MB, 6.07 mins] Transcript

Kitty Mohan, recently qualified doctor
   [MP3: 1.56MB, 3.24 mins] Transcript (See also Chapter 12)

Chapter 3: How to take a medical history
Eileen Rosenfelder, GP
   [MP3: 2.64MB, 5.46 mins] Transcript (See also Chapter 1)

Chapter 6: Talking with other health professionals and patients’ families
Roisin, patient with breast cancer
    [MP3: 2.96MB, 6.28 mins] Transcript (See also Chapter 12)

Alice, carer for her partner
   [MP3: 2.60MB, 5.40 mins] Transcript (See also Chapter 12)

Chapter 10: Talking with children and young people
Debbie, mother of Sam, aged 8, who has thallassaemia
    [MP3: 2.88MB, 6.17 mins] Transcript

Casey, aged 13, talking about his experience of having leukaemia
   [MP3: 2.85MB, 6.14 mins] Transcript

Megan, aged 17, talking about her experience of being in hospital
   [MP3: 2.73MB, 5.58 mins] Transcript

Chapter 12: Giving information and managing uncertainty
Kitty Mohan, junior doctor
   [MP3: 1.56 MB, 3.24 mins] Transcript (See also Chapter 1)

Alice, carer for her partner
   [MP3: 2.60 MB, 5.40 mins] Transcript (See also Chapter 6)

Chapter 13: Talking about mistakes and dealing with complaints
Peter Kemble, who sued his hospital, and eventually received an out-of-court settlement
    [MP3: 2.46 MB, 5.23 mins] Transcript

Chapter 14: Shared decision making and communicating risk
Roisin, 41-year-old woman with breast cancer
   [MP3: 2.96MB, 6.28 mins] Transcript (See also Chapter 6)