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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...


May 15, 2018 Issue
Persons with Disabilities: I'm the Expert About My Body [Close-ups]

Physicians can improve access to health care for patients with disabilities by listening to patients and their supporters, making reasonable accommodations, and advocating for patients.


May 15, 2017 Issue
Providing Trauma-Informed Care [Curbside Consultation]

Family physicians commonly care for survivors of trauma, but they may not always realize it. Trauma, which can affect any patient regardless of age or sex, is broadly defined as the experience of violence or victimization, including sexual abuse, physical abuse, psychological abuse, neglect, loss, d...


Mar 1, 2016 Issue
When Physician Family Members Are Involved in Patients' Care [Curbside Consultation]

It is not unusual for physicians to care for patients who have physician family members. This can be advantageous for patients, their families, and the clinical team because physician family members often better understand the clinical situation, its severity, and the treatment options. They can als...


Apr 15, 2015 Issue
Cultural Competence Education for Health Care Professionals [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Low-quality evidence suggests that training health care professionals in patient-centered communication improves the engagement of patients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in their health care. Interventions that were primarily educational appeared to be ineffective.


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