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General principles of management of patients

John Reynard, Simon Brewster and Suzanne Biers

in Oxford Handbook of Urology

Third edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print February 2013 | ISBN: 9780199696130
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191743153 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199696130.003.0001

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

General principles of management of patients

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Communication skills 2

Documentation and note keeping 4

Patient safety in surgical practice 6

Communication is the imparting of knowledge and understanding. Good communication is crucial for the surgeon in his or her daily interaction with patients. The nature of any interaction between surgeon and patient will depend very much on the context of the ‘interview’, whether you know the patient already, and on the quantity and type of information that needs to be imparted. As a general rule, the basis of good communication requires the following: ...

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Subjects: Urology ; Peri-operative Care

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