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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.

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Patients might not always agree with your diagnosis. It's important for docs to maintain a good relationship with them when having a difficult conversation.

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For many docs, end-of-life care is a sticky subject and one that has been forced upon them by expectations of the medical system.

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Many doctors are afraid to address a patient's obesity with them. This is the wrong approach, says one doctor.

Opioid prescriptions and associated addictions have reached epidemic proportions, resulting in the call for physicians to utilize alternative treatment methods.

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Should doctors be able to freely use placebos to alleviate psychiatric suffering? Dr. Frank weighs the two sides to the debate.

Some patients really want to be prescribed medical marijuana. In this case, he has gone to quite a few doctors to make it happen.

In the rush of daily practice it is easy to miss what patients are feeling. But often just a few minutes of mindful attention can make all the difference.

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