Monday, February 09, 2004

Arthur Kleinman

Arthur Kleinman: "Arthur Kleinman's eight questions
for eliciting the patient's explanatory model (EM) of his/her illness
What do you call the problem?
What do you think has caused the problem?
Why do you think it started when it did?
What do you think the sickness does? How does it work?
How severe is the sickness? Will it have
a short or long course?
What kind of treatment do you think the
patient should receive? What are the most important results you hope he/she
receives from this treatment?
What are the chief problems the sickness
has caused?
What do you fear most about the sickness?"