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Communication Strategies in Medical Settings

Challenging Situations and Practical Solutions


Katalin Varga

The purpose of this book is to demonstrate the power of suggestive techniques for solving medical problems. In everyday practice health professionals often face situations where they have to handle people in negative trance states. When that happens, patients are open to suggestive techniques. The author briefly describes more than 30 cases of agitated, unmotivated, tired, confused, mentally handicapped patients. To medical doctors, nurses, psychologists, mentalhygienists, midwifes, physiotherapists etc. in their own practice the book offers a description of a potent method to solve tensed medical situations, and a way to improve communicational skills.
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This book presents cases where establishing initial rapport was delayed, disturbed or was complicated by a special circumstance: the patients were agitated, hostile, demanding or just not in control of their consciousness.

Appropriate communication strategies can be applied successfully to solve such situations / cases.

Each and every case presented in this volume with its review is real and happened in everyday medical practice. Most of them have already been published. The cases were subsequently recorded in writing, so certain details might be altered along with the distortion of memory. However, since all colleagues are trained professionals of suggestive communication, they are more likely to remember the consciously formulated phases than average.

Readers will see that there is no generally applicable recipe for such cases.

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