ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
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.
This important self-management support strategy can produce quality outcomes for your patients and your practice.
Sometimes the best way to solve our patients' medical problems is to make sure they're taking their medicine.
Before you can help a "difficult" patient, you may need to change how you view that person.
This simple interviewing technique is designed to stimulate patients' desire to change and give them the confidence to do so.
How you communicate with your patients can enhance – or inhibit – their ability to manage their chronic illnesses.
Patients don't need more knowledge; they need a number to shoot for.
Your patients will be better off if you take a more active approach and consistently advocate for prevention.