Patient Interviewing 101

June 19, 2019
Richard M. Berlin, MD

Volume 36, Issue 6

Always ask the name of their dog.

 

Always ask the name of their dog.

Though silence is a tool that works,

the best interviews are dialogues.

Patients reveal more after Buster barks.

Though silence is a tool that works,

you want them engaged when you do your job.

Buster’s presence creates a spark-

their joy animates the dialogue.

You want them engaged when you do your job.

Each session spans an empathic arc

where joy animates the dialogue.

Patients reveal more after Buster barks.

Each session spans an empathic arc.

Let the interview unfold as dialogue

and patients will reveal the way they bark.

Always ask the name of their dog.

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