Clinical consultation involves unspoken elements which flow between doctor and patient.
They are vital ingredients of successful patient management but are not easily measured, objective or evidence-based.
These elements include empathy and intuition for what the patient is experiencing and trying to express, or indeed suppressing.
Time is needed to explore the instinctive feeling for what is important, particularly in present day society which increasingly recognizes the worth of psychosocial factors.
This time should be available in the occupational health consultation.
In this paper the importance of intuition and its essential value in the clinical interview are traced through history.
Differences between intuition and empathy are explored and the use of intuition as a clinical tool is examined.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecine travail, Relation médecin malade, Entretien clinique, Pratique professionnelle, Médecin, Intuition diagnostique, Empathie, Homme, Facteur psychosocial
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational medicine, Physician patient relation, Clinical interview, Professional practice, Physician, Diagnostical intuition, Empathy, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0213672
Code Inist : 002B30B04. Création : 16/11/1999.