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Ryan Gray, MD, is a former Air Force Flight Surgeon. He is now helping premed students overcome obstacles on their journey to become physicians at the Medical School Headquarters.
June 17, 2016
Most patients are well-meaning and generally nice. But every now and then, you will get one who is a total pain to deal with. Maybe your patient lies to you, gets sarcastic, asks for special Ã¢â‚¬Å“favors,Ã¢â‚¬ or generally just pushes your buttons. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve all been there.
It is frustrating, to say the least, when your patients take their frustrations out on you. And, as if having to deal with an angry patient isnâ€™t bad enough, providers now have to worry about the threat of legal action more than ever before.
June 14, 2016
Whether delivered intentionally or not, some physician comments are unhelpful at best and low-blows at worst. Saying certain things to patients can actually increase your risk of having a malpractice suit filed against you, making it especially important for you to always be mindful when speaking with patients.
May 11, 2016
When a patient is dying, it can be difficult to know what to say to them. Here are a few tips and approaches that I have gathered from experts that I hope will help you get through those hard conversations while continuing to provide the best possible care to your patient.