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Doctor-Patient Relationships

Jun 1, 2019 Issue
An Unhappily Married Patient [Curbside Consultation]

Overall, marriage enhances health. Men gain greater health benefits from marriage than their wives. Conversely, wives are more negatively affected by a bad marriage than their husbands. In general, the health benefit of marriage is maximized in a good marriage but negated in a bad marriage.


Jun 1, 2019 Issue
My Kidney Donation: Unexpected Twists [Close-ups]

An altruistic kidney donation and an unexpected nephrectomy.


Mar 1, 2019 Issue
Preparing for Serious Illness: A Model for Better Conversations over the Continuum of Care [Editorials]

How can we ensure that our seriously ill patients routinely get the right care without relying on individual sacrifice and luck?


Mar 1, 2019 Issue
To Prepare Patients Better: Reimagining Advance Care Planning [Editorials]

Forty-five million Americans live with one or more serious illnesses, many of which are life-limiting and marked by functional decline. Family physicians play a pivotal role in the care of these patients through their deep, longitudinal relationships.


Jan 1, 2019 Issue
Effective Advocacy for Patients and Communities [Curbside Consultation]

Family physicians play diverse roles in society, often bridging individual and community perspectives. Family physicians' ethics require providing care to all persons regardless of their geographic, economic, political, racial, religious, or sexual orientation status.


Dec 1, 2018 Issue
Faith in Subtraction: Deprescribing in Older Patient Facilitates Needed Surgery [Close-ups]

Having faith and an open mind, even in the face of major health problems, can go a long way in helping patients reach their goals.


Dec 1, 2018 Issue
Practical Considerations of Caring for Patients Abroad During Short-term Medical Trips [Curbside Consultation]

A 65-year-old woman presented on the second day of my week-long volunteer medical brigade to a migrant camp in Mexico. The patient had a blood pressure of 180/110 mm Hg and a heart rate of 78 beats per minute. Her presenting symptoms were itchy eyes and sneezing, which she reported were worse when s...


Nov 1, 2018 Issue
Preventing Gun Violence: The Role of Family Physicians [Editorials]

As reviewed here, the available evidence on gun violence prevention provides some options to consider incorporating into family physicians' practices.


Sep 15, 2018 Issue
Violence in the Health Care Setting: What Can We Do? [Curbside Consultation]

n July 2017, Dr. Todd Graham was fatally shot by his patient's husband when Dr. Graham denied his patient's request for opioids. This case highlights that, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health care professions are one of the most dangerous industries of employment in the United States.


Jul 1, 2018 Issue
The Doorknob Phenomenon in Clinical Practice [Curbside Consultation]

By definition, the doorknob phenomenon or doorknob statement occurs when patients wait until the last moment in the clinical encounter—often while the physician is grasping the doorknob to exit the examination room—to utter something that, not uncommonly, provides crucial information. Physicians mus...


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