Communication Skills for MedicineBMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7035.918 (Published 06 April 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:918
- Martyn R Partridge
Margaret Lloyd, Robert Bor Churchill Livingstone, £15, pp 180 ISBN 0 443 05168 2
In 1978 the late Charles Fletcher wrote a superb book entitled Talking with Patients: A Teaching Approach. This was distributed to medical schools by the Nuffield Provincial Hospitals Trust and it made a lasting impression on many doctors. Communication training has subsequently been introduced into all undergraduate curriculums. Lloyd and Bor have produced a text to go with these courses, but the content is not specific to medical students and is aimed at all who wish to improve their communication skills.
The book uses a combination of factual …