Medicine And Books

Communication Skills for Medicine

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 06 April 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:918
  1. 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 …

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