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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.
A dying blues man teaches a med student that a patient's appearance and first impression only scratch the surface of what lies within.
Digital healthcare won't replace the doctor-patient relationship because caring hands and listening ears can be medicine in and of themselves.
In the current atmosphere of blame, distrust, and unreasonable expectations, doctor-patient and student-teacher relationships need to be revisited.
Health reform that leaves millions without coverage could lead to patient abandonment when patients cannot afford to get needed tests and treatments.
Stakeholders are looking to patients as key variables in adherence and wondering whether throwing tech at a problem will affect more than just wallets.
If communication fosters a strong relationship and yields results that satisfy patients, it shouldn't matter if the provider is male, female, doctor or nurse.