Search results for "Patient Communication"
Supporting grieving patients after a loss
There are ways to talk to patients after the death of a loved one, recognize tips for diagnosing and managing prolonged grief disorder, and access grief counselors for referral.
1 Jan 2023
Clinician education, feedback led to fewer inappropriate antibiotics for respiratory tract infections
A stepped-wedge cluster randomized study in 31 primary care practices found that the proportion of visits with an antibiotic prescription decreased from 35.2% to 23.0% after an intervention involving clinician education and monthly peer comparison feedback.
13 Jul 2021
Information plus documentation a must for informed consent
Documentation of informed consent is an important deterrent to malpractice and negligence claims. One physician describes how his informed consent process was the deciding factor in a missed case of prostate cancer, and outlines how any physician can accomplish it.
1 Jan 2012
Breast cancer overdiagnosis may not happen as frequently as previously thought
About 15% of breast cancers detected by biennial mammograms in women ages 50 to 74 years would never have progressed or caused harm in the women's lifetimes, a new retrospective study found.
1 Mar 2022
Encouraging change with motivational interviewing
Physicians can adopt these interviewing techniques to help patients accomplish goals like smoking cessation.
1 Oct 2022
ACP offers webinar on advocating for patients with work disability
Topics will include workers' compensation, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and social security systems.
22 May 2018
Promoting diversity in medicine
An expert addressed medicine's limited diversity as the “health care crisis of our times” and offered potential solutions at Internal Medicine Meeting 2022.
1 Jul 2022
ACP releases High Value Care advice for communicating about end-of-life care goals
Physician-patient communication about goals of care is a low-risk, high-value intervention for patients with a life-threatening illness, ACP recently advised in a paper published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
11 Nov 2014
Busting COVID-19 vaccination myths
Misinformation and disinformation campaigns have contributed to the death toll of the COVID-19 pandemic. Internists can effectively counter this and encourage vaccinations.
1 Nov 2021
Discussing lifetime vs. 10-year CVD risk estimates led to higher patient risk perception, willingness for therapy
Patients who were presented with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk information using a pictogram had lower perception of risk and were less willing to consider therapy than those presented with a bar graph or no graphic at all.
13 Nov 2018