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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.
Maintaining a Relationship with Patients in Disagreement
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.
End-of-Life Care and the Physician-Assisted Suicide Debate
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.
Physicians, Address the Obesity Issue with Patients
Many doctors are afraid to address a patient's obesity with them. This is the wrong approach, says one doctor.
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.
The Debate over the Placebo Effect
Should doctors be able to freely use placebos to alleviate psychiatric suffering? Dr. Frank weighs the two sides to the debate.
Persistent Patient Keeps Going for Medical Marijuana
Some patients really want to be prescribed medical marijuana. In this case, he has gone to quite a few doctors to make it happen.
Understanding What Drives the Patient Experience
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.
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.
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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