All the chapters have been thoroughly revised and updated. Some new chapters have been added, like the chapters focusing on communication skills during internship and postgraduation, and communication skills in clinical practice. Many new sections have been added at multiple places in several chapters, like on communication with emergency cases, common mistakes during presentation, etc. With an intention of making them more perspicuous and interesting, all the messages and suggestions for the students are supported by some illustrated cases, which are inspired by some real-life incidents. Also, several photographs showing interaction of students with the patients have been added in this edition.

Communication with patients is an art and every doctor keeps on learning it throughout his life. First he learns from his teachers and then from his experiences. Most of the literature available in our country has emphasized on the examination part of the patients while the section of History Taking is summarized only in the few initial pages. Moreover, as this art of history taking is largely influenced by the culture and lifestyle of the people, the literature from foreign sources cannot be blindly replicated for the students and doctors of our country.

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Author(s)Rahul Tanwani
PublisherJaypee Brothers Medical Publishers
Publish YearMarch 2016