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striving to remove one's own beliefs, prejudices,and preconceptions from observartions; others words are accuracy and validity
characteristic of the scientific process that relates to the distribution of observations around the "real" value.
therapeutic core qualities
respect, genuineness, and empathy
chief complaint
main reason patient is seeking medical help
iatrotropic stimulus
why the patient decided to seek care at a particular point in time
clinician feeds back to the patient the main points of what has been said thus far
reticent patient says little or nothing
ask questions without leading. use a laundry list or menu of questions
rambling patient embellish their problems with numerous seemingly unrelated details
direct the patient back to the task at hand without appearng to be rude or uninterested
vague patients, the interviewer cannot figure out exactly what the patient is describing
use descriptors
other active problems
Problem Drinking:
C: cut down; Have you ever felt you ought to cut down on your drinking?

A: annoyed; Have people annoyed you by criticizing your drinking?

G:guilty; Have you ever felt bad or guilty about your drinking?

E: eye opener; Have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or get rid of a hangover?
Problem Drinking:
T: tolerance; How many drinks does it take before you feel the first effects of alcohol?

W: worried; Have close friends or family worried or complained about your drinking in the past year?

E: eye opener; Do you sometimes take a drink in the morning when you first wake up?

A: amnesia; Has a friend of family member told you about things you said or did while you were drinking that you could not remember?

K: kut down; Do you sometimes feel the need to cut down on your drinking?
Spiritual Assessment:
F:faith; Do you consider yourself a spiritual or religous person?

I: influence; are these beliefs important in your life?

C: community; Are you part of a spiritual or religious community?

A: Address; How would you like me, your clinician, to address these issues in your health care?
Detecting Domestic Violence:
S: Stress/Safety

A: Afraid/Abused

F: Friends/Family

E: Emergency Plan
demonstrates your responsibility for the total patient and may uncover significant symptoms or problems not otherwise elicited.