Evaluation of Patient Interview Essay

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For my interview I decided to interview someone who thought they were pregnant.

While interviewing the patient there were a lot of things I felt I shouldn't have done. When I welcomed the patient into my office I didn't close the door behind them and so all the noise from outside was coming in and it was hard to hear what she was trying to say to me. There was also lack of privacy lack of confidentiality; as everyone would be able to know all about the patients problems.

I wasn't very professional during the interview as I didn't wear the appropriate clothes, I just had casual, every day clothes, and I felt I should have worn something smarter.

I also needed to prepare my interview a
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weather, holidays etc.

When the patient first came in I think I did quite well as I welcomed her in and tried to make her feel comfortable by talking and asking her questions. Also I made the patient see that I was listening to everything she was telling me.

I think I made quite a good effort to communicate although it was a bit poor sometimes as I sat there in silence for a while because I didn't know what to talk about.

If I ever have to do anything like this again I know a few things I will have to improve, I will have to plan a better interview i.e. things to talk about to overcome my shyness etc. Suitable clothing so I feel confident, to make sure I close the door. I would make sure I have more eye contact with the patient and sit still comfortably in the seat instead of fidgeting and slouching.

I think the easiest part of the interview was when I was welcoming the patient in to the room and asking questions, I thought most of it was quite easy up until I took her blood pressure as that's when I lost my confidence and didn't know what to say and I confused myself at the end when I was explaining where the patient would be having her pregnancy test.

While I was talking I wasn't very confident and I made it obvious that I was nervous

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