The Medical Interview

Clinical Care, Education, and Research

  • Mack LipkinJr.
  • Samuel M. Putnam
  • Aaron Lazare
  • J. Gregory CarrollJr.
  • Richard M. Frankel

Part of the Frontiers of Primary Care book series (PRIMARY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. A Framework for the Medical Interview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Aaron Lazare, Samuel M. Putnam, Mack Lipkin Jr.
      Pages 3-19
    3. Craig Kaplan
      Pages 20-31
    4. Dennis H. Novack
      Pages 32-49
    5. Aaron Lazare
      Pages 50-62
  3. The Structure and Process of the Medical Interview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Mack Lipkin Jr., Richard M. Frankel, Howard B. Beckman, Rita Charon, Oliver Fein
      Pages 65-82
    3. James J. Strain, Samuel M. Putnam, Richard Goldberg
      Pages 83-103
    4. Timothy E. Quill
      Pages 110-121
    5. Ulrich J. Grueninger, F. Daniel Duffy, Michael G. Goldstein
      Pages 122-133
    6. Nancy E. Dye, M. Robin Di Matteo
      Pages 134-144
  4. The Context of the Interview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Thomas M. Johnson, Eric J. Hardt, Arthur Kleinman
      Pages 153-162
    3. Jane Sprague-Zones
      Pages 163-171
    4. Thomas L. Campbell, Susan H. McDaniel
      Pages 178-186
    5. Peter Curtis, Susan Evens
      Pages 187-195
    6. Peter R. Lichstein
      Pages 196-206
  5. Specific Interview Situations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Catherine Lewis, Robert Pantell
      Pages 209-220
    3. Scott L. Mader, Amasa B. Ford
      Pages 221-234
    4. Sarah Williams
      Pages 235-250
    5. Samuel M. Putnam, Mack Lipkin Jr., Aaron Lazare, Craig Kaplan, Douglas A. Drossman
      Pages 251-274
    6. Rosalind Mance, Steven A. Cohen-Cole
      Pages 275-283
    7. Steven A. Cohen-Cole, Rosalind Mance
      Pages 294-302
    8. Lesley J. Fallowfield, Mack Lipkin Jr.
      Pages 316-323
    9. Aaron Lazare
      Pages 324-330
  6. Values, Ethics, and Legal Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 331-331
    2. Robert Arnold, Lachlan Forrow, L. Randol Barker
      Pages 345-367
    3. Anthony L. Suchman, William T. Branch, Dale A. Matthews
      Pages 368-375
  7. Teaching and Faculty Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 377-377
    2. Kelley M. Skeff, Georgette A. Stratos, Judith Berman
      Pages 379-387
    3. J. Gregory Carroll, Mack Lipkin Jr., Lisa Nachtigall, Wayne W. Weston
      Pages 388-396
    4. Steven A. Cohen-Cole, Julian Bird, Rosalind Mance
      Pages 405-412
    5. Mack Lipkin Jr., Penelope R. Williamson
      Pages 413-421
    6. Mack Lipkin Jr., Craig Kaplan, William Clark, Dennis H. Novack
      Pages 422-435
    7. Geoffrey H. Gordon, Kathryn Rost
      Pages 436-447
  8. Evaluation of the Interview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 449-449
    2. Herro F. Kraan, Alfons A. M. Crijnen, Cees P. M. van der Vleuten, Tjaart Imbos
      Pages 460-472
  9. Research on the Medical Interview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 473-473
    2. Barbara Korsch, Samuel M. Putnam, Richard Frankel, Debra Roter
      Pages 475-481
    3. Thomas S. Inui, William B. Carter
      Pages 482-488

About this book


Primary care medicine is the new frontier in medicine. Every nation in the world has recognized the necessity to deliver personal and primary care to its people. This includes first-contact care, care based in a posi­ tive and caring personal relationship, care by a single healthcare pro­ vider for the majority of the patient's problems, coordination of all care by the patient's personal provider, advocacy for the patient by the pro­ vider, the provision of preventive care and psychosocial care, as well as care for episodes of acute and chronic illness. These facets of care work most effectively when they are embedded in a coherent integrated approach. The support for primary care derives from several significant trends. First, technologically based care costs have rocketed beyond reason or availability, occurring in the face of exploding populations and diminish­ ing real resources in many parts of the world, even in the wealthier nations. Simultaneously, the primary care disciplines-general internal medicine and pediatrics and family medicine-have matured significantly.


care communication management medical ethics

Editors and affiliations

  • Mack LipkinJr.
    • 1
    • 2
  • Samuel M. Putnam
    • 3
  • Aaron Lazare
    • 4
  • J. Gregory CarrollJr.
    • 5
    • 6
  • Richard M. Frankel
    • 7
    • 8
  1. 1.Department of Medicine, Division of Primary CareNew York University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.American Academy on Physician and PatientUSA
  3. 3.East Boston Neighborhood Health CenterEast BostonUSA
  4. 4.University of Massachusetts Medical CenterWorcesterUSA
  5. 5.Miles Institute for Health Care CommunicationWest HavenUSA
  6. 6.New York University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  7. 7.University of Rochester School of Medicine and DentistryRochesterUSA
  8. 8.Residency Program in Internal Medicine, Highland Hospital of RochesterRochesterUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7559-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-2488-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-3618
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