Visits were shorter when the clinician’s responses explicitly focused on the patient’s affect.
All articles by Batya Swift Yasgur, MA, LMSW
Psychiatrists and other mental health professionals are increasingly being asked to write letters certifying patients’ and clients’ animals as emotional support animals.
A team of researchers affiliated with the University of Central Florida in Orlando listened to audio recordings of patient encounters and found that less than half of all jargon terms were explained.
The researchers conducted 1103 surveys, encompassing 464 US physicians.
This narrative review aims at elucidating the association between ILD and RA in older individuals.
In the event of a likely scarcity of COVID-19 vaccines, a framework must be developed to inform who should get priority.
Seven things to consider when transitioning to telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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To shed light on this re-emerging phenomenon of physician house calls, MPR interviewed three experts.
This second article devoted to cybersecurity takes a closer look at protecting patients’ privacy.
This rise in prescribing of prescription opioids in the last 2 decades of the 20th century occurred at a time during which medical professionals were urged to resort to prescription opioids to manage untreated and chronic noncancer pain.
Michael J Sacopulos, JD, CEO of Medical Risk Institute, sheds light on issues of cybersecurity in medical practices.
Issues that affect employees in all industries are compounded by a unique set of additional concerns that affect employees of medical practices.
Despite their advantages, many clinicians do not necessarily agree with the centrality or content of CPGs. Others — especially primary care physicians (PCPs) — are overwhelmed by the vast and ever-increasing numbers of guidelines issued by multiple societies.
Several notable medical societies have issued ethical statements discouraging physicians from treating family members and friends.
Physicians should prepare for an increasing number of older patients by developing a greater understanding of this population.
Many physicians avoid asking patients about sensitive topics such substance abuse or sexual activity during routine medical histories.
The use of scribes has garnered a generally positive research base for being effective in improving clinician satisfaction, productivity, and physician-patient interactions.
Schizophrenia was perceived as more distressful and with higher perceived social stigma than the other disorders analyzed.
Numerically fewer Antiplatelet Trialists Collaboration composite outcome events occurred with celecoxib treatment than with naproxen and ibuprofen. PRECISION lead investigator Dr Steven Nissen discusses clinical implications.
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