Teaching Professional Attitudes and Basic Clinical Skills to Medical Students

A Practical Guide

  • Jochanan Benbassat

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  9. Back Matter
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About this book


Doctors differ in values, training and practice setting, and eventually they adopt diverse approaches to patient interviewing, data collection and problem-solving. As a result, medical students may encounter significant differences in the clinical methods of their tutors. For example, some doctors encourage patients’ narratives by using open-ended questions while others favor closed-questions; and hospital- and community-based doctors may disagree on the value of the physical examination. Medical students may be puzzled by these differences and by controversies about issues, such as doctor-patient relations and the approaches to clinical reasoning. 

This handy title is intended to help tutors address many of these issues, and to provide an approach not only to teaching patient interviewing and the physical examination but to teaching some clinically relevant topics of the behavioral and social sciences that are so vital to  developing an effective, well-rounded physician.


Clinical reasoning Training doctor-patient relationship learning dificulties patient interviewing

Authors and affiliations

  • Jochanan Benbassat
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  1. 1.Smokler Center for Health Policy ResearchMayers-JDC-Brookdale InstituteJerusalemIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-20088-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-20089-7
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