Sometimes, a patient's family members can become disruptive or aggressive, and threaten to hinder patient care. Here's how to address and deescalate the situation.
6 Ways to End a Doctor-Patient Relationship
Sometimes physicians are forced to terminate a relationship between themselves and a patient. Here are six ways to do that.
Steps to Prevent Violence in the Exam Room
Don't let a situation with an angry patient get out of hand. Here are steps to deescalate aggression in the exam room.
The New Issues Related to Dr. Google in Medicine
Patients are using misinformation on the web to call in orders for medication, in a growing problem known as "fast food medicine."
Patient Satisfaction Surveys: Doing More Harm than Good?
With the cost of healthcare rising, is it really wise for hospitals to spend money on services that you'd find at the Ritz Carlton?
PAs to Play Role in Solving Opioid Epidemic
Physician assistants and nurse practitioners are a vital part in solving the opioid epidemic and will soon have new authority to do so.
Can You Turn Away a Bed Bug Ridden-Patient?
Does your patient have bed bugs and if so, can you refuse to offer them treatment? Our resident health lawyer, Ericka Adler answers this question.
Physicians Reveal Biggest Pet Peeves About the Job
What really grinds the gears of physicians? We asked our advisory board to share and here's what they had to say.
How to React to Angry Patients
Handling a confrontation with an angry patient is critical to malpractice risk management. Here are five tips handle difficult encounters appropriately.
Patient Dismissal: When and How to Do It
Watch our on-demand webinar on patient dismissal — when to do it and how to do it correctly.
10 Ways to Treat Pain without Opioids
Opioid prescriptions and associated addictions have reached epidemic proportions, resulting in the call for physicians to utilize alternative treatment methods.
Eight Ways to Improve Patient Communications
Effective communication is essential for delivering quality patient care and establishing a good relationship. Here are eight tips to help.
Ten Online Health Resources to Recommend to Patients
Are your patients relying too much on inaccurate information from Dr. Google? Here are some resources to steer them in a better direction.
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