Five Ways to Help Embarrassed Patients
Jan10

Five Ways to Help Embarrassed Patients

Although medicine is often very objective, there are aspects of this profession that require a little more feeling than thinking! Sure, years of medical schooling have probably got you focused on the fine details of every symptom, but sometimes you’ll encounter something quite human — patient embarrassment! Good health is something that is often made public… except when patients would rather not discuss their issues. Since avoiding...

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How to Deal with Difficult Patients
Oct18

How to Deal with Difficult Patients

In healthcare, you’re forced to work with patients from all different types of backgrounds. It’s important to understand the reasoning behind patient behavior as you determine the proper treatment for them. Check out these situations and tips to help you decide how to deal with difficult patients in your career! How to Handle Rude Patients The rudeness and hate that goes on in hospitals is almost unbelievable. Doctors like Esther Choo...

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How to Ease Parental Concerns About HPV Vaccinations
Oct10

How to Ease Parental Concerns About HPV Vaccinations

More American teenagers are getting vaccinated for the human papillomavirus, or HPV, than ever before. This is good news, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, because close to half of all Americans are infected with the sexually-transmitted virus at any time. HPV can cause cancers of the cervix, penis, anus, and back of the throat. Of those diagnosed with HPV, 32,000 get cancer from it each year. The...

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Workplace Violence in Healthcare Settings: Tips for Locum Tenens
Oct04

Workplace Violence in Healthcare Settings: Tips for Locum Tenens

A patient is upset because you won’t refill his or her pain pill prescription. Now the patient is yelling at you in the office. Suddenly they take it a step further and try to intimidate you into giving them more medicine. Perhaps they even start showing up day after day, even though they don’t have an appointment. Has something like this happened to you before? If so, you’re not alone. Each part of this scenario is a form of abuse....

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Overtreatment in Healthcare | How Common is It?
Sep19

Overtreatment in Healthcare | How Common is It?

A doctor’s job is exceptionally difficult. They require an immense level of knowledge and skill which does not even guarantee successful outcomes for their patients. There are so many variables in complicated cases that it is often difficult to be certain. However, recent research has found that overtreatment in healthcare is far too common. This is not to say that every doctor overtreats patients or that every patient has been...

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Why Sexual Assault Goes Unreported and How ER Doctors Can Help
Sep08

Why Sexual Assault Goes Unreported and How ER Doctors Can Help

As an emergency medicine locum tenens physician, you’re caring for patients in emergency departments across the country who arrive with all sorts of injuries and stories. Some of them most likely pass through quickly and uneventfully, while there are others that you probably think about long after your shift is over. For example, the young girl who arrived after a violent sexual assault and needs medical attention but does not want to...

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