Patient assessment: effective consultation and history taking
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Patient assessment: effective consultation and history taking

Gerri Kaufman Lecturer, University of York

This article explores patient consultation with specific reference to the Calgary-Cambridge consultation guide. It provides an overview of history taking and explores the patient’s perspective during the consultation. The article also discusses the skills required to provide information effectively. In addition, the article addresses ‘safety netting’ and emphasises the interdependence of communication and consultation skills.

Correspondence gk8@york.ac.uk

Nursing Standard. 23, 4,50-56. doi: 10.7748/ns2008.10.23.4.50.c6677

Published in print: 02 October 2008

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review