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Difficult Patients

When Family Members Become Disruptive

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.

Difficult Patients


Sometimes physicians are forced to terminate a relationship between themselves and a patient. Here are six ways to do that.


Don't let a situation with an angry patient get out of hand. Here are steps to deescalate aggression in the exam room.

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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?


Physician assistants and nurse practitioners are a vital part in solving the opioid epidemic and will soon have new authority to do so.


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What really grinds the gears of physicians? We asked our advisory board to share and here's what they had to say.


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