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Repairing “Difficult” Patient-Clinician Relationships

Overview of attention for article published in The AMA Journal of Ethic, April 2017
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Repairing “Difficult” Patient-Clinician Relationships
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The AMA Journal of Ethic, April 2017
DOI 10.1001/journalofethics.2017.19.4.medu3-1704
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Using a case example, we offer guidance for improving "difficult" clinician-patient relationships. These relationships may be repaired by acknowledging a clinician's part in conflict, empathizing with patients, identifying a patient's skill deficits, and employing communication and engagement techniques used by mental health professionals. Clinicians will inevitably take on more of the work of repairing damaged relationships, but doing so improves the odds of these patients receiving the help they need.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 25 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 9 36%
Student > Master 4 16%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 12%
Other 2 8%
Student > Postgraduate 2 8%
Other 1 4%
Unknown 4 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 32%
Psychology 5 20%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 4%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 6 24%