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Touch in primary care consultations: qualitative investigation of doctors' and patients' perceptions.
BACKGROUND Good communication skills are integral to successful doctor-patient relationships. Communication may be verbal or non-verbal, and touch is a significant component, which has receivedExpand
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The listening loop: a model of choice about cues within primary care consultations
Background  As well as hearing a story at the start of an interaction, listening in medicine involves picking up and checking out patients' cues. Despite this, cues are frequently missed or ignoredExpand
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Doctors' perceptions of personal boundaries to primary care interactions: a qualitative investigation.
Definitions of professional roles and appropriate care are increasingly inclusive in primary care but many subjective factors influence the care that is actually delivered. One such factor is theExpand
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SAGE & THYME: a model for training health and social care professionals in patient-focussed support.
OBJECTIVE To develop a model for addressing the emotional concerns of patients or their caregivers; to teach the model in a three-hour workshop and to assess the impact of that training on a wideExpand
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Breaking bad news: qualitative evaluation of an interprofessional learning opportunity
This paper analyses the effects of bringing together a small group of nursing and medical students to learn the skills needed to break bad news to patients. It outlines the qualitative andExpand
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Holding relationships in primary care: a qualitative exploration of doctors' and patients' perceptions.
BACKGROUND Ongoing doctor-patient relationships are integral to the patient-centred ideals of UK general practice, particularly for patients with chronic conditions or complex health problems.Expand
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GPs and counselling.
  • S. Cocksedge
  • Medicine
  • The British journal of general practice : the…
  • 1 March 1993
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Sharing information: Mixed-methods investigation of brief experiential interprofessional training for healthcare staff.
In UK health policy ‘sharing good information is pivotal to improving care quality, safety, and effectiveness. Nevertheless, educators often neglect this vital communication skill. The consequencesExpand
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Pastoral relationships and holding work in primary care: affect, subjectivity and chronicity
Objectives: To understand family doctors' constructs of long-term therapeutic relationships with patients in primary care. Methods: Semi-structured interviews were administered to generalExpand
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Best books on counselling: a personal choice
Counselling has different meanings for different people. At one extreme it may suggest giving advice and information in a brief discussion, while at the other it can imply a long term formalExpand
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