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“If X then Y” rarely works when you're dealing with patients.
Our most important role as a physician is being a comforter to the sick.
Poor communication with this vulnerable and growing population can undermine your efforts to provide good patient care.
If a shirt and tie are too formal and jeans and a T-shirt are too casual, what's a doctor to do?
When we invite our patients to be part of the solution, even difficult encounters can become rewarding.
With a thoughtful approach, you can maintain your focus on the patient.
Family physicians have become the arbiters of disability, and it's a tough job. There may be some instances in which we disadvantage our patients by categorizing them as disabled.
Medicine and parenting possess many similarities, but they differ in at least one significant way.
Breaking up is hard to do, even with difficult patients.
From tail coverage to giving notice, here’s how to prepare yourself, your partners and your patients for your departure.