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Published: 05 November 1998

304 Pages

5-5/16 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9780195126570

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The Intelligent Patient's Guide to the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Learning How to Talk So Your Doctor Will Listen

Barbara M. Korsch and Caroline Harding

For anyone who has ever felt their doctor isn't listening to them, The Intelligent Patient's Guide to the Doctor-Patient Relationship provides the tools and the confidence to take control of their own medical care, showing how to ask the right questions and understand the answers.
Written by a pioneer in the field of doctor-patient communications, in collaboration with writer Caroline Harding, and based on forty years of practice and research, this guide answers a patient's most common questions. How do I know when I'm sick enough to go to the doctor? How do I know if it's serious enough to go to the emergency room? What do I do if I can't follow the advice my doctor gives me? Dr. Barbara Korsch walks us through a typical visit to the doctor: in clear, simple language she offers helpful, commonsense recommendations that are extensively illustrated with real life doctor-patient conversations.
After years of research, Dr. Korsch has found abundant evidence that the relationship patients form with their doctors directly determines the quality of the care they receive. This is a vital book for anyone who is concerned about their health and who wants to take control of their medical care.

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