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Counseling

Apr 1, 2017 Issue
Preventing Unintended Adolescent Pregnancy [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Among adolescents, educational interventions increase reported condom use at most recent intercourse, whereas contraceptive-promoting interventions increase use of hormonal contraception.


Jan 1, 2017 Issue
Patient-Centered Communication: Basic Skills [Article]

A patient-centered approach to care is based on three goals: eliciting the patient’s perspective on the illness, understanding the patient’s psychosocial context, and reaching shared treatment goals based on the patient’s values. This article provides an overview of patient-centered communication techniques for physicians.


Apr 15, 2015 Issue
Options for Women with Unintended Pregnancy [Article]

Learn about resources for counseling women with unwanted, unplanned, or mistimed pregnancies, and find out about the latest evidence regarding the safety and effectiveness of medical vs. surgical abortion, and what the physician’s responsibilities are when exercising conscientious refusal.


Nov 1, 2013 Issue
Talking with Children About a Parent's Serious Illness [Curbside Consultation]

It is not uncommon for children to have parents who have cancer. Although parents may be understandably apprehensive about discussing a serious illness, children want and need to know what is happening. It is strongly recommended that children be involved and informed in the illness and death of a parent.


Apr 1, 2013 Issue
Prevention of Unintentional Childhood Injury [Article]

Unintentional injury accounts for 40 percent of childhood deaths annually, most commonly from motor vehicle crashes. The proper use of child restraints is the most effective strategy to prevent injury or death. Motor vehicle restraint guidelines have recently been revised to an age-based system that...


Oct 1, 2012 Issue
The Physician's Role in Managing Acute Stress Disorder [Article]

Acute stress disorder is a psychiatric diagnosis that may occur in patients within four weeks of a traumatic event. Features include anxiety, intense fear or helplessness, dissociative symptoms, reexperiencing the event, and avoidance behaviors. Persons with this disorder are at increased risk of d...


Sep 15, 2012 Issue
The Spiritual Assessment [Article]

More than 80 percent of Americans perceive religion as important. Issues of belief can affect the health care encounter, and patients may wish to discuss spirituality with their physician. Many physicians report barriers to broaching the subject of spirituality, including lack of time and experience...


Oct 1, 2011 Issue
Interacting with Patients' Family Members During the Office Visit [Article]

The physician-patient relationship is part of the patient’s larger social system and is influenced by the patient’s family. A patient’s family member can be a valuable source of health information and can collaborate in making an accurate diagnosis and planning a treatment strategy during the office...


Feb 15, 2009 Issue
Realistic Approaches to Counseling in the Office Setting [Article]

Although it is often unrecognized, family physicians provide a significant amount of mental health care in the United States. Time is one of the major obstacles to providing counseling in primary care. Counseling approaches developed specifically for ambulatory patients and traditional psychotherapi...


Aug 1, 2008 Issue
Counseling About Proper Use of Motor Vehicle Occupant Restraints and Avoidance of Alcohol Use While Driving [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on counseling about the proper use of motor vehicle occupant restraints and avoidance of alcohol use while driving.


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