Patient relations

Mar 2006 Issue
EHRs in the Exam Room: Tips on Patient-Centered Care [Feature]

With a thoughtful approach, you can maintain your focus on the patient.

Mar 2006 Issue
Disabled ... or Otherwise Enabled? [Editorial]

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.

Feb 2006 Issue
Doctorhood and Motherhood [The Last Word]

Medicine and parenting possess many similarities, but they differ in at least one significant way.

Jan 2006 Issue
The Firing Squad [The Last Word]

Breaking up is hard to do, even with difficult patients.

Oct 2005 Issue
A Must-Do List for the Departing Physician [Feature]

From tail coverage to giving notice, here’s how to prepare yourself, your partners and your patients for your departure.

Sep 2005 Issue
Terminating a Patient: Is It Time to Part Ways? [Feature]

A standardized approach will help you determine whether your relationship is broken and what to do about it.

Apr 2005 Issue
Keys to Improving Your Listening Skills [Improving Patient Care]

The article explains the importance of listening in patient care and offers tips to help physicians improve their skills in this area.

Mar 2005 Issue
Should You Treat Yourself, Family or Friends? [Feature]

It boils down to a personal decision in most situations.

Feb 2005 Issue
Making the Most of Every Minute [Balancing Act]

Physians often have less than 15 minutes to spend with each patient. The author shares advice on how to make the most of short patient visits, such as not rushing through a physical exam, asking questions and maintaining eye contact.

Oct 2004 Issue
The Big Deal About Small Talk [Balancing Act]

The author describes how spending a few minutes of "small talk" with a patient can strengthen the patient-physician relationship and improve quality of care.

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