This comprehensive text provides medical students and junior doctors with a valuable revision and reference tool when preparing to take a patient's history. Key features of this title are as mentioned below. Symptoms-based approach - this text ...
adopts a unique symptoms-based approach, whereby each chapter starts with a presenting complaint from a patient and allows the reader to practise history taking in a real-life scenario. Case scenarios - a number of practice scenarios can be found at the end of the text, allowing the reader to practise history taking prior to examinations and seeing real patients on the wards and is also a valuable form of self-assessment. Asking difficult questions - a section on how to ask difficult questions and present cases succinctly, correctly and professionally is included for the benefit of the reader.