The patient-centred clinical method. 1. A model for the doctor-patient interaction in family medicine.

@article{Levenstein1986ThePC,
  title={The patient-centred clinical method. 1. A model for the doctor-patient interaction in family medicine.},
  author={Joseph H. Levenstein and Ed McCracken and I. R. Mcwhinney and Moira Anne Stewart and Judith Belle Brown},
  journal={Family practice},
  year={1986},
  volume={3 1},
  pages={
          24-30
        }
}
This article describes a patient-centred clinical method appropriate for family medicine. The method is designed to attain an understanding of the patient as well as his disease. This two-fold task is described in terms of two agendas: the physician's and the patient's. The key to an understanding of the patient's agenda is the physician's receptivity to cues offered by the patient, and behaviour which encourages him to express his expectations, feelings and fears. The physician's agenda is the… CONTINUE READING
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