Patient Physician Communication
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Level of trust in medical professionals can alter health outcomes and influence doctor-patient relationships. This study utilized MRI and trust data from the Dallas Heart Study to determine brain regions associated with degree of trust in physicians.
Disclosure of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia: Patient- and Care Partner-Centric Decision-Making and Communication
Disclosing a diagnosis of dementia can be one of the most challenging aspects of care for clinicians. However difficult the diagnosis is to give, disclosing the diagnosis in a timely fashion, accompanied by psychoeducation and care planning, is beneficial to patients and their care partners. Disclosure provided as early as possible increases the likelihood for patients to be involved in decision-making and planning for their future and allows care options to be implemented sooner. In this CME activity, learn about using patient-centered communication and following a structured process to disclose the diagnosis.
Rules Imposed by Providers on Medical and Surgical Inpatients With Substance Use Disorders: Arbitrary or Appropriate?
Have you ever wondered whether physicians have the right to restrict patients' behavior when they are voluntary inpatients? As a health care provider, have you been afraid to be flexible when enforcing rules imposed upon patients for fear of liability if a bad outcome were to arise? If you have, then this Rounds in the General Hospital article should prove useful.
The Communication Gap Between the Medical System and Community Resources for Dementia-Related Behavioral Symptom Management: Family Caregiver Perspectives
There is a significant gap in the coordination and communication between physician services and caregiver community resources to aid in the behavioral management of family members with dementia. This article examined family caregiver perspectives on cooperative communication surrounding pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic resources for the treatment of dementia-related behavioral symptoms.
What makes the doctor-patient relationship so powerful? How can you strengthen it or prevent it from crumbling? What are the consequences of unsatisfactory or adversarial relationships? Read these case vignettes and discussion for answers to these and other related questions.
Have you ever disliked or been repulsed by a patient whom you have just met? Did he or she seem obnoxious, pompous, or entitled? Have you been amazed or embarrassed by how much hatred you felt? If you have, then you should read this case report and discussion. The authors provide an overview of narcissism and how to better manage these patients.Â
Impact of a US Food and Drug Administration Drug Safety Communication on Zolpidem Dosing: An Observational Retrospective Cohort
Did you know that recommended dosing levels for zolpidem were lowered in 2013 due to risk of next-day driving impairment in up to 1 of 3 women and 1 of 4 men? Data from one pharmacy chain show that only 16% of new precriptions matched the lower dosing recommendations. Read this journal CME article to find out how you can improve patient and public safety.
The authors of this exploratory study describe the practices, attitudes, skills, and perceived barriers of a sample of family physicians in screening patients for childhood physical or sexual abuse.