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Immunizations can help prevent disease breakouts but require being mindful of patient concerns and misconceptions.
Communicating with patients in a way they understand will lead to better outcomes and avoid mistakes and uncertainty.
A simple mnemonic will help you focus on your patients' communication style.
Poor communication in just one area can affect the entire health care experience.
It's time to focus on what you do best.
Sometimes the best way to solve our patients' medical problems is to make sure they're taking their medicine.
We assumed that our patients weren't ready for secure messaging or that, if they were, it would overburden our staff. We couldn't have been more wrong.
Before you can help a "difficult" patient, you may need to change how you view that person.
How you share the news can have a lasting effect on your patients and their families.
Defiant, defensive and depressed, he was the highlight of my day.