ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
The article explains the concept of motivational interviewing, a validated method to generate patient engagement and activation and involve them in setting their own health goals and agendas.
This article discusses the concept of self-management and how best to teach patients with chronic illness to manage their illness with skill and self-efficacy.
How much exercise is enough? The author argues that any patient who can walk a mile in 14 minutes is getting enough.
The article describes how to more effectively advocate that your patients receive needed preventive services.
When we focus on our own agenda rather than our patient's, we too can become noncompliant.
The author describes communication strategies for determining whether patients can afford the medications they need and suggests ways of ensuring that patients with limited means will have access to affordable prescription drugs.
Breaking up is hard to do, even with difficult patients.
The author discusses different reasons for ending a physician-patient relationship -- multiple missed appointments, unpaid bills, disruptive behavior in the clinic -- and describes the steps that should be taken to properly terminate a patient.
The article explains how physicians can increase patient satisfaction and compliance by employing five principles from the business world.
Author describes how his residency program uses Crystal Reports to produce reports from their EMR system -- reports that have been useful in QI programs that have improved A1c, LDL and other outcome parameters.