Monday, 29 April 2013

Doctor - Patient Communication, Stage 3 - Examination (Giving Instructions)

We are happy to present the third in our 'doctor-patient communication' series.
Each patient case history is broken down into 5 key stages:
3. Examination - Giving Instructions
4. Investigations & Treatment
5. Follow-up

After taking a history Dr Jones is ready to perform a physical examination. This usually requires giving the patient precise instructions to do the following things:
  • to remove different items of clothing
  • to perform certain physical functions (deep breathing, coughing, sticking out a tongue etc)
  • to get into a particular position (lying face up, sitting, lying on the left side etc)

After you have watched the video take the 10-question comprehension quiz below:

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Click the image below to download the transcript: