In order to consider a conversation to be an interview, all of the following
conditions must exist EXCEPT:
a. You plan the discussion in advance.
b. You have a specific objective or purpose for the conversation.
The meeting is of a professional nature.
d. You are keeping a written record of any information exchanged.
In a successful interview, the ________________________________ should do
most of the talking.
Mr. Stephens, a licensed vocational nurse, is interviewing one of his patients,
Mr. Samuels, in order to obtain information about his medical history. During the
course of the conversation, Mr. Samuels occasionally strays from the subject in
order to boast about occasions from his past in which his behavior was what
Mr. Stephens would consider to be childish and impolite. Mr. Stephens should:
a. Tell him that he is not impressed and that he feels his behavior was improper.
b. Avoid making value judgments and let him continue to talk.
Document the discussion and tell him he would recommend counseling.
d. Tell him how he would have behaved in the same situation.
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