your communication skills will have been acquired in your foundation
training. How do these skills apply to an ophthalmic patient?
should I proceed when there is conflict between the history from the
patient and that from relatives and careers?
situations may it be helpful to revisit the history with the
to history-taking can be used? (e.g. Questionnaires etc.?)
How can I
be sure that I have accurately identified the patient's concerns?
special considerations apply to an individual patient, taking into
account the nature of their problem and its potential management?
is bad news to be broken, how can I do so in the optimal way?
should I involve the patient in their management decisions, and in
particular how can I identify how much they wish to be involved?
sources of further information and support can I refer the patient?
should I draw the consultation to a close?
I were the patient or relative, how would I want the doctor to
handle the consultation? (NB remember that all patients are