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The Indomitable Spirit of My Dying Patient

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Caring for his dying patient, a much loved Irish farmer with advanced renal failure, reminded a doctor of what is really important in medicine.
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What to Do When Your Doctor is Distracted

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What should you do when you notice your doctor is distracted? A primary care doctor provides tips to help them get back on track.
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5 Things Not to Do When Delivering Bad News to Patients

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Although compassion and empathy are innate qualities, specific education and training can sharpen and improve how physicians deliver bad news to patients.
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Listen to Your Patients – They’re Telling You the Diagnosis!

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Individuals and their caregivers are the greatest untapped sources of information, knowledge, and motivation
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Women’s Health: The Pressing Need to Think Holistically

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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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The Importance of Self-Care in Chronic Illness Management

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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

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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.
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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

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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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Getting Your Doctor to Really See You

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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

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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

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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.