An interviewing style for nursing assessment

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  • Sarah Jo Brown RN PHD

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    1. Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, USA
    • Dr S J Brown PO Box 125, Norwich VT 05055, USA

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Abstract

The research literature on health care interviewing styles is reviewed A antique of the traditional provider question-client answer style is offered, and an alternative style, the conversational interview, is advocated as more client-focused and less interpersonally controlling The potential of the conversational interview to produce an accurate shared understanding of the client's health status is discussed

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