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What Patients Bring to the Medical Encounter: Dealing with the Whole Patient

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The overall objective of this case is to provide students with an opportunity to focus on the important aspects of the social history and how it relates to the current medical issues at hand. In this session we want to focus on their skills in obtaining adequate and useful information about the patient's social context in the medical interview. This module has been found to help first and second year medical students understand the role physicians have in caring for patients with limited English... More
Material Type: Case Study
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Date Added to MERLOT: June 04, 2012
Date Modified in MERLOT: August 15, 2014
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Submitter: Open Michigan
Keywords: cultural diversity, health literacy, patient education, communication skills, medical education, cancer screening, social history

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