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Teaching Medical Students to Interview Psychiatric Patients

  • Peter Maguire (a1)
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If medical students are to be effective in clinical practice they must acquire the skills needed to put patients with psychiatric problems at ease, to promote trust and confidence, and to elicit an accurate and relevant history. Unfortunately, there is considerable evidence that traditional methods of medical training fail to equip them with these essential skills.

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Teaching Medical Students to Interview Psychiatric Patients

  • Peter Maguire (a1)
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