Communication and history taking. It is sometimes important to go back to basics. For me it is 29 years since I learnt to take a history. Do you remember when as a student you took a history and the registrar or consultant walked in and got a better history in 10 seconds? You can always do better. Here are ten tips.
A new set of medical students has just arrived at our hospital to start their clinical years. I’ve had the chance to talk to them about history taking and came up with these ten tips.