Patient relations

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
Looking Beyond Diagnostic Criteria [The Last Word]

The power of family medicine is seeing patients as more than just signs and symptoms.

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.

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.

January/February 2019 Issue
High-Maintenance Patients [The Last Word]

Don't let their bad behavior make you a bad doctor.

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

But there is always room for improvement.

July/August 2018 Issue
Patient Inducements: The New Dos and Don'ts [Feature]

The limits on giving free goods and services to Medicare and Medicaid patients are complex. Here’s how to avoid regulatory trouble.

March/April 2018 Issue
What to Do When Emotions Run High in the Exam Room [The Last Word]

Step one: Don't ignore it.

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