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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.
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.
Three Ways Physicians Can Reduce Drug Misuse
New data from Quest Diagnostics suggests while the rate of misuse of prescription drugs is high, there are strategies for physicians to use with patients.
When Families Secretly Intervene in Patient Care
It's hard treating individual patients, complicated treating families, and extremely difficult when families want to be "anonymously" involved.
Discussing End of Life Care with Your Patients
Early conversations with terminal patients and family members can often better inform treatment plans, and take out the emotional road blocks.
A Physician's Perspective: Parents Who Refuse to Vaccinate
We accept patients whose parents refuse to vaccinate them into our practice, but it's not an easy road, and it's not an easy decision.
Dealing with a Patient's Disruptive Family
Here's how to address and deescalate the situation when family members become disruptive or aggressive, and threaten to hinder patient care.
Why Physicians Must Confront Drug-Seeking Patients
Drug-seeking patients are likely coming to your practice. Here's how to address the situation and, if necessary, end a physician-patient relationship.
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.
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