Interview Techniques Of Interview

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#1 Discussion Board Techniques of Interview Interviewing is one of the most difficult clinical skills to master. Both intellectual and emotional skills are required when conducting an interview. The first step of a successful interview is setting the stage for the interview. The first minutes should be to meet and greet the patient. This provides some assurance and comfort to the patient. When meeting the patient for the first time, establishing a positive rapport so that the patient will feel at ease to discuss the issue that warranted the visit is of high priority. It is important to greeting and welcomes the patient using their name. Introducing self and identifying one’s specific role and the time limits of the interview. Make sure the patient is ready and their privacy is maintained. It is important to conduct the interview in a quiet and private environment. (Seidel, Ball, Dains, Flynn, Solomon, & Stewart, 2011). The goal of a successful interview is to keep the patient talking about their issues. Sit with…show more content…
The use of posture, gesture, and words indicates that the interviewer is interested in what the patient is saying. These techniques reassure the patient they should continue speaking. The used of shared silence helps the flow of the interview when the interviewer maintains eye contact and shows some interest. Silences often help the patient reexperience emotions and provide the time needed for reflection. Prompting the patient to continue by repeating the patient's last phrase in a questioning tone or, make an observational statement may keep the patient talking. (Carlat, 2016). References Carlat, D. (2016). The Psychiatric Interview (4th Ed.). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins: Philadelphia, PA. Seidel, H. M., Ball, J. W., Dains, J. E., Flynn, J. A., Solomon, B. S., & Stewart, R. W. (2011). Mosby's guide to physical examination (7th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier
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