Pocket Manual on The Art of History Taking

by Shivananda Prabhu

The "Pocket Manual on The Art of History Taking" provides a brief outline of how to develop an informative history based on what the patient says. Strength of listening to the patient carefully is otherwise called history taking. The art of history taking improves the quality of the day for the patient. Eighty per cent of the accurate final diagnosis and future management strategies could be chalked out at the end by reading the referral letter and listening to the patient. Major topics include chief enquiry and taking of complaints, past history, medical history, occupational history, personal history, family history, and menstrual history. Listening is a difficult art and has to be mastered by a humane doctor who has an insight into another’s problems. Working knowledge of patient’s own language could be an added asset to the clinician. This book could be a clinical companion to every student, budding clinicians and, even to, experienced clinicians to refresh their memory.


Book Detail

Author Author's Affiliation
1. Prabhu Shivananda Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore
ISBN 9788180613326
Speciality Medicine
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/10626
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2004
Pages 109
Book Type Reference


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