March/April 2020 Issue
On Baby Pictures and Empty Nests [From the Editor]

Sharing life transitions is both a challenge and a joy of long-standing patient relationships.

March/April 2020 Issue
Is This Some Kind of Joke? Understanding and Using Humor in the Clinical Setting [Feature]

The wrong joke at the wrong time can shatter the doctor-patient relationship, but humor used wisely has health benefits and strengthens bonds in stressful situations.

November/December 2019 Issue
Taking the Fear Out of Error Disclosure [The Last Word]

What if we could talk about medical mistakes without fear of judgment or punishment?

September/October 2019 Issue
Incivility in Health Care: Strategies for De-escalating Troubling Encounters [Feature]

With rudeness, discrimination, and violence on the rise, how do we take care of our patients while protecting ourselves?

September/October 2019 Issue
Three Essential Skills for a Doctor That I Learned From an After-School Job as a Youth [The Last Word]

The most unlikely of past experiences can shape who we are as physicians.

July/August 2019 Issue
How to Identify, Understand, and Unlearn Implicit Bias in Patient Care [Feature]

Taking steps to recognize and correct unconscious assumptions toward groups can promote health equity.

July/August 2019 Issue
Communication Tips for Caring for Survivors of Sexual Assault [Feature]

You can support your patients’ recovery from sexual assault by interacting with them in an empowering, compassionate manner.

November/December 2018 Issue
Communicating Risks: Let’s Talk Numeracy [From the Editor]

Understanding numeracy will make your risk conversations with patients more effective.

November/December 2018 Issue
Five Ways to Communicate Risks So That Patients Understand [Feature]

When discussing a patient’s risk of developing a disease or the risks associated with a screening test, these simple techniques can ensure clarity.

September/October 2018 Issue
Physician-Patient Communication: A Family Medicine Strength [From the Editor]

But there is always room for improvement.

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