Utilizing Law Enforcement Interviewing Techniques to Obtain Accurate Diagnostic Information and to Overcome Generational and Cultural Barriers in Rural Patients

Reide Herndon, B.S., Ronald Thrasher, Ph.D., James Hess, Ed.D.


This article utilizes a fact-based, fictional scenario to illustrate the importance of obtaining accurate and complete information for patient assessment and treatment. The scenario depicts a rural patient providing false and/or incomplete information to his physician due to cultural and generational factors. A solution emerges based on the use of traditional law enforcement interviewing techniques applied to the clinical setting, allowing physicians to obtain accurate and complete information for diagnosis and patient treatment.


Interviewing, Rural Patients, diagnostic information

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