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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1980 December; 30(221): 712-713, 716-717.
PMCID: PMC2159799

Teaching about learning in a consultation


The concept that a diagnostic interview is an education of the doctor by the patient is advanced. The application of educational theory to the interview is examined and inferences about training are drawn.

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  • Waters WH, Sandeman JM, Lunn JE. A four-year prospective study of the work of the practice nurse in the treatment room of a South Yorkshire practice. Br Med J. 1980 Jan 12;280(6207):87–89. [PMC free article] [PubMed]

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