Patient compliance

May/June 2013 Issue
SUPPLEMENT: Engaging Patients in Collaborative Care Plans [Feature]

Many adults with chronic illnesses lack the knowledge, confidence, and skills to effectively manage their conditions. In this article, the authors describe a method for creating collaborative care plans to improve the health outcomes of patients with chronic conditions.

March/April 2013 Issue
Medication Adherence: We Didn't Ask and They Didn't Tell [Feature]

The authors emphasize the importance of diagnosing medication nonadherence and determining how to minimize it for a given patient. They suggest approaches to the patient designed to uncover nonadherence, to avoid inadvertently encouraging it, and to encourage adherence.

July/August 2012 Issue
Rethinking the Difficult Patient Encounter [Feature]

The article presents a method for facilitating a more positive experience with "difficult" patients.

May/June 2011 Issue
Encouraging Patients to Change Unhealthy Behaviors With Motivational Interviewing [Feature]

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.

Sep-Oct 2009 Issue
Five Communication Strategies to Promote Self-Management of Chronic Illness [Feature]

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.

May-Jun 2009 Issue
The Problem With Diet and Exercise Plans [Opinion]

Patients don't need more knowledge; they need a number to shoot for.

Jan 2008 Issue
Preventive Medicine: Giving Patients the Hard Sell [Feature]

The article describes how to more effectively advocate that your patients receive needed preventive services.

Oct 2007 Issue
Moving Beyond "Noncompliance" [The Last Word]

When we focus on our own agenda rather than our patient's, we too can become noncompliant.

Apr 2006 Issue
Can Your Patients Afford the Medications You Prescribe? [Feature]

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.

Jan 2006 Issue
The Firing Squad [The Last Word]

Breaking up is hard to do, even with difficult patients.

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