These “soft skills” can be the hardest to master.
Patients want their physicians to take a greater role in healthcare advocacy. Getting involved can empower doctors, too.
Mothers have a right to breastfeed in public — and in your practice, so find a way to make mothers, other patients and staff comfortable.
You owe it to all your patients re-examine your exam room to see how you can provide a high level of care for everyone, including those with mobility limitations.
Patients want someone who can provide excellent clinical care. They also need someone who can communicate their diagnosis with empathy and compassion.
It’s easy to be a Negative Nancy, but it’s important for the sake of yourself, your staff and your patients that you focus on the positives to build a better workplace culture.
Information is certainly not going to slow down, so doctors should come up with a plan to keep up so they are ready to have informed conversations with patients.
The legality of caring for minor patients once they turn 18.
More patients are recording their visits at the doctor’s office, sometimes without permission.
Be aware that the way you present medical information to your patients has a strong influence on their risk perception and, ultimately, their decisions regarding treatment.