Handbook of Veterinary Communication Skills
This is the first definitive textbook on veterinary communication,written specifically for students and veterinary professionals by agroup of international experts. Communication is a core clinicalskill, and is now taught as a compulsory part of most veterinarydegree courses. Good communication is crucial to theveterinarian-client-patient relationship, to patient health andultimately to the success of any veterinary business. The book covers all the key areas of communication including:the basic framework for the veterinary consultation; professional,ethical and legal aspects; communication with clients andcolleagues; and coping with end-of-life and other difficultsituations. It combines the most up-to-date research with a wealthof practical information, such as: * Real-life case studies to help you apply your learning to realscenarios * Simple step-by-step guidelines showing you how to deal withspecific situations * Examples of written resources you can use in practiceThis valuable textbook has been written and edited by acarefully chosen group of specialists, comprising veterinarycommunication lecturers, veterinary practitioners, trainingmanagers and counsellors.