Interviewing the psychiatric patient

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Tool focus: What to teach

Communication topics:
Empathy/relationship building
Gathering information/listening

Type of tool: Facilitator guide, Simulated clinical encounter

Language: English

Purpose of tool:
To help students take a psychiatric history and assess suicidal risk, and assess patients with hallucinations and delusions.

Brief description:
Comprehensive facilitator guide for experiential small group session with simulated patients on how to undertake a psychiatric interview including suicide risk assessment and assessing delusions. Includes three handouts with i.e. overviews of elements of the psychiatric interview and medical record and simulated patient cases

HPCCC Core curriculum objectives

A. Communication with patients:
Empathy/relationship building, Gathering information/listening

B. Intra- & interpersonal communication (professionalism & reflection):

C. Communication in healthcare teams (professional communication):

Access: Public

Your name and work address, and co-authors and addresses:Mandy Williams, Cambridge