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Roles of Physicians and Health Care Systems in “Difficult” Clinical Encounters

Overview of attention for article published in AMA Journal of Ethics, April 2017
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Title
Roles of Physicians and Health Care Systems in “Difficult” Clinical Encounters
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AMA Journal of Ethics, April 2017
DOI 10.1001/journalofethics.2017.19.4.pfor1-1704
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Abstract

Physicians are, by definition, contributing partners in "difficult" patient-physician encounters. Although research on relevant physician qualities is limited, common themes mirror the more extensive literature on physician burnout. Focusing on primary care, we discuss physician-level factors in difficult encounters related to psychosocial attitudes and self-awareness, communication skills, and practice environments. Potential approaches to mitigating these factors include changes to medical training, such as structured peer case discussion groups and communication skills development, and changes to workplace environments, such as integrated mental health. Modifying physician-level factors in difficult encounters could ease perceived difficulties and improve outcomes for both physicians and patients.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 25 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 4 16%
Student > Bachelor 3 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 12%
Professor 1 4%
Librarian 1 4%
Other 5 20%
Unknown 8 32%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 36%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 12%
Physics and Astronomy 1 4%
Psychology 1 4%
Social Sciences 1 4%
Other 2 8%
Unknown 8 32%