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He retired as Chief examiner of the MRCGP examination in 2007. He is the joint author of The Doctor's Communication Handbook, with co author Dr Francesca Frame, soon to be in its eighth edition (August 2019). He is also the author of The Other Side of Medicine, a collection of essays and short stories. Peter has written a novel, SeaSickness, an autobiographical, sad and funny, account of life as a young ship's doctor. Recently updated and republished in March 2017.
He has published a children's ghost story, The Curatage Ghost, based on the house he lived in till recently, in Corfe Castle, Dorset.
He was a co author of The Consultation and The New Consultation published by OUP.
Five years ago he wrote and presented three DVDs to help improve doctor patient communication: Effective Consulting: The Five Key Tasks, Effective Consulting: Interpersonal Tasks for the CSA and Effective Consulting: Developing an Efficient Consulting Style.
He has lectured widely on communication issues. Peter was awarded the MBE in 2008. In the USA he was jointly awarded,with David Pendleton, Theo Schofield and Peter Havelock, the prestigious 2011 Lynn Payer Award for outstanding contributions to the literature on the theory, practice and teaching of effective healthcare communication and related skills.
As a challenge from his wife, Judy, he has written an Irish Ghost Story. The Seanachai, available on Amazon using the pseudonym of Padraigh Etat. (www.seanachai.info) published in 2015 and well reviewed.
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There is a secondary love affair with the ship itself.
The novel is 120,000 words. There are 11 chapters
Of previous editions:
'... breaks new ground in its readability … It is concise, wise, and firmly pragmatic'. British Medical Journal
'Since it was first published in 1994, Peter Tate’s The Doctor’s Communication Handbook has been essential reading to improve GP registrars’ communication skills'. Practical Diabetes International
This bestselling title has established itself as the ultimate guide to patient communication for all doctors, whatever their experience and wherever they practice. Highly respected by many and acclaimed for its light, conversational tone, this completely updated and expanded eighth edition remains a key text for doctors at all levels and in all settings, particularly candidates sitting for the Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners.
- Unique and accessible approach to this vital and frequently poorly practiced aspect of medicine
- Addresses the change in practice where traditional doctor consultations are increasingly being done by other health professionals, including nurse practitioners and paramedics
- Reflects the dissolution of the primary/secondary care boundary, and the increasing importance of shared responsibility for patient communication in clinical and social care
- Covers the new types of consultation including telephone triage and virtual consultation and the associated risks and benefits
- Retains all the features praised in previous editions − brevity, readability and humour
As patients become participants, doctors are increasingly adjusting to new roles and forms of communication − from orators and governors to confidants and interpreters. The Doctor's Communication Handbook continues to provide an invaluable 'one stop shop' to help students, practicing doctors, nurses and other healthcare practitioners value and improve their skills in this area.
The consultation is 'the central act of medicine': the meeting between the patient and the doctor. The first part of the book takes the reader from the context of the consultation in society and with the medical profession, to the intimacy of the consulting room, and then delves into its processes. The reader is invited to share the individual perspectives of doctor and patient and to consider what will lead to positive outcomes. The last chapter of the first section puts all these factors
together and provides a coherent, evidence-based description of the processes needed for an effective consultation for the patient, the doctor, and society.
The second part of the book takes the reader into the practicalities of learning and teaching effective consultations. It starts with a brief description of the evidence for effective teaching and outlines the authors' experience of teaching in this way with over 1,000 doctors. Realizing that many doctors organize their own self-directed learning, the authors have included a chapter that enables individuals to develop their own consulting technique. Help is offered for teachers of the
consultation in both undergraduate and postgraduate settings. The consultation is now assessed by a number of the royal medical colleges to measure competence and there is a chapter on these issues. The last chapter discusses the difficulties that many doctors still have in conducting patient-centred
consultations and makes some suggestions for effective implementation of skills.
As patients become participants, doctors are increasingly adjusting to new roles and forms of communication - from orators and governors to confidants and interpreters. The Seventh Edition of The Doctor's Communication Handbook directly tackles the latest developments in an entirely new communication chapter.
Highly respected by many and acclaimed for its light, conversational tone, this completely updated and expanded reference remains a key text for doctors at all levels and in all settings.
It has proven invaluable to all medical students, particularly candidates sitting the Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners.
'Previous generations doled out knowledge to patients in carefully titrated doses, but withheld enough information to retain power of influence. You cannot do that. In 2014-15, as soon as an individual or a member of their family experiences a major health event, someone in that circle will seek out information, usually by means of a few swipes of a smartphone or clicks of a mouse button. Within minutes they will have more information on the subject than you can possibly carry in your head. This is a huge change for doctors...'
Peter Tate and Liz Tate in the Preface