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INFORMATION GIVING, EXPLANATION AND PLANNING

 

WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE OBJECTIVES OF THIS SECTION OF THE CONSULTATION? 

        Gauging the correct amount and type of information to give to each individual patient

 

        Providing explanations that the patient can remember and understand

 

        Providing explanations that relate to the patientís illness framework

 

        Using an interactive approach to ensure a shared understanding of the problem with the patient

 

        Involving the patient and planning collaboratively to increase the patientís commitment and adherence to

plans made

 

        Continuing to build a relationship and provide a supportive environment

 

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