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The Importance of Self-Care in Chronic Illness Management

A new survey shows us that patients have a strong desire for their physicians to be involved in helping them with chronic illness management self-care.
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The Multidisciplinary Specialist Team: A New Model of Care

A new care model, the multidisciplinary specialist team, has the potential to improve patient care and allow physicians to grow personally and professionally.
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4 Ways You Can Improve Patient Engagement

Patient engagement has emerged as a key component of reducing the likelihood of an adverse outcome - both clinical and medicolegal.
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The Anatomy of a Good Doctor

How can you find a physician that heals with the head, heart, hands & human instinct? This story will help you understand the anatomy of a good doctor.
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Women’s Health: The Pressing Need to Think Holistically

Doctors working in the field of women's health should be prepared to listen to all concerns presented by patients & take a holistic approach to their care.
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Getting Your Doctor to Really See You

Is your doctor overwhelmed by patients and other clinical duties? Here are some things you, as a patient, can do get your doctor to truly engage with you as a person.
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A Spoonful of Empathy Helps the Medicine Go Down

A recent study confirmed that doctors who use positive language reduce patient pain by a similar amount to drugs. Other trials show that positive messages have numerous benefits, ranging from helping Parkinson's patients move their hands faster to reducing how much pain medication patients use.
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Actors and the Art of Better Patient Communication

Standardized patient encounters (using actors as simulated patients) are helping doctors learn how to improve their communication skills. Mt. Sinai's Morchand Center for Clinical Competence has adapted an SP methodology for hospitalists to train more than 1,845 residents in various specialties across New York City.
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The Indomitable Spirit of My Dying Patient

Caring for a much loved Irish farmer facing certain death from advanced renal failure reminded his doctor that selfless beings who exemplify the act of giving without any incentive and show the community that embracing the ones in need ends up making us indomitable.
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EHRs Can Advance Good Medicine If Doctors Are Aware of the...

EHRs weren't designed to enhance the doctor-patient relationship, but there are simple ways doctors can refocus visits on the patients.
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9 Tips for Dealing with Difficult Patients

Dealing with difficult patients is never an easy task, but here are some tips that professionals can use to prevent a situation from escalating further.
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How Doctors Can Create a Sustainable Culture of Health

In order to help patients implement consistently healthy strategies, doctors must increase the number of touchpoints with them outside of office visits.