The patient's mouth

Dr Mary Wyatt

Getting the information you need to facilitate RTW shouldn't be as painful as pulling teeth - you just need to ask the right questions...

When I was training as a doctor I was taught that the easiest way to do my job was to listen. “The diagnosis,” my teachers told me, “will come from the patient's mouth, if you listen long enough.” It's all about getting the full picture, a complete history, and ensuring that everything the patient has in their mind is communicated to you. Why doesn't that always happen? Because often the patient won&...

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