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Examination of the gynaecological patient

Edited by Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, David I. M. Farquharson, Ash Monga, Aris T. Papageorghiou and Lesley Regan

in Oxford Desk Reference: Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199552214
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725777 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199552214.003.0002

Series: Oxford Desk Reference

Examination of the gynaecological patient

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Taking a good history will go a long way towards arriving at the correct diagnosis. In order to do this it is important to develop a good rapport with the patient. Greeting the patient with a proper introduction, an explanation of the purpose of the consultation and guaranteeing privacy and confidentiality are all vital. Having a model for history taking can help to ensure that all aspects are covered but the need to be flexible and sensitive to individual patients and their problems should be appreciated.

Chapter.  1475 words. 

Subjects: Gynaecology

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