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A new care model, the multidisciplinary specialist team, has the potential to improve patient care and allow physicians to grow personally and professionally.
Patient engagement has emerged as a key component of reducing the likelihood of an adverse outcome - both clinical and medicolegal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
EHRs weren't designed to enhance the doctor-patient relationship, but there are simple ways doctors can refocus visits on the 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.
In order to help patients implement consistently healthy strategies, doctors must increase the number of touchpoints with them outside of office visits.
A first-year medical student discovers the best way to interview a patient is to abandon preconceived questions and just go with it.