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Observation as one key to success

July 11, 2016
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Very early in my career, I realized I needed to develop my ability to relate to patients. Specifically, I needed to learn much more about how individual patients value care. For example, pain reduction isn’t the only, or even the main, factor in how some patients measure success. But discovering how each patient measures...
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Skillful observation: a key to successful communication

June 9, 2016
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During the past decade, several areas of research have illuminated our understanding of the importance of effectively building rapport, demonstrating empathy and successfully delivering cognitive reassurance (explaining a condition in understandable terms) in doctor-patient interactions.(1) Research has also shown that assuming the role of coach rather than primarily as provider can sometimes be a...
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Vertebral artery blood flow

May 5, 2016
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For the past several decades, one consistent question that is yet to be completely answered could be stated as; what is the potential risk of vertebral artery damage during upper cervical manipulation? Here is some of what we know: • Vertebral artery damage can lead to cerebrovascular accidents.(1) • The portion of the vertebral...
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A model for doctors to follow with patients experiencing emotional distress

April 7, 2016
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Being an effective caregiver includes many challenges. One includes the ability to effectively consult with patients in emotional distress. Fortunately, there are resources available to help practitioners and students develop skills in this area. One such resource is an article recently published in the journal Patient Education and Counseling.(1) In this article, Lundeby and...
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A model to follow for patients experiencing emotional distress

March 11, 2016
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Being an effective caregiver includes many challenges. One includes the ability to effectively consult with patients in emotional distress. Fortunately, there are resources available to help practitioners and students develop skills in this area. One such resource is an article recently published in the journal Patient Education and Counseling.(1) In this article, Lundeby and...
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What are you communicating?

February 12, 2016
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A recent study conducted by Bourquin et al., investigated the use of technical language by medical students in simulated patient interviews.(1) Investigators found that medical students often communicated by using words that were unfamiliar or confusing to patients. A few of the words used without explanation and that were unclear for patients included chemotherapy,...
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Treatment options

November 6, 2015
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Are supine high-velocity low-amplitude (HVLA) manipulative procedures appropriate for managing cases with symptomatic cervical disc herniation? Results from a study conducted in Switzerland provide evidence that supine HVLA procedures can be used safely and effectively. A clinical trial described in The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics reports on a study conducted with patients...
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Focusing on pain may be part of a solution

October 8, 2015
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During the past several years, neuroscience research has confirmed that our brains process the pain from physical injury and social disconnection (e.g., loss of a loved one, or a broken close relationship) in the same regions and in a similar manner.(1;2) The current thinking is that these two seemingly disparate circumstances are each processed...
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How well do we see our patients?

July 17, 2015
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A recent study revealed several themes or “ingredients” that patients described as valuable with regard to their own healthcare . The themes shouldn’t be too surprising. However, the fact that patients continue to desire better interactions with providers means that many still don’t experience their ideal. It appears that collectively, those of us involved...
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Ideal physician characteristics

June 10, 2015
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Several years ago I read an article describing a study that surveyed patients, asking what they considered their ideal physician characteristics or behaviors . This article reminds me of what patient’s value in their providers, and therefore, what should be valued by me. Respondents identified 7 behaviors that existed in their ideal physician. The...
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