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Posts Tagged ‘discussions with patients’

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November 10th, 2012

Podcast 159: Making the Clinical Diagnosis, But Blowing the Patient’s Treatment Preference

Running time: 20 min. In some diseases there are two diagnoses to make: the clinical diagnosis and the diagnosis of what the patient’s treatment preference is. The first is hard enough to make, and the widening choice of treatment choices complicates the second. Welcome to the task of “preference diagnosis,” which can lead to [...]


September 30th, 2011

Podcast 132: In discussing a child’s overweight with parents, words matter

Words really do matter, and for clinicians discussing a child’s overweight with parents, words can hurt, stigmatize, and discourage parents from taking the right actions. In a brief interview, the author of a Pediatrics study talks about the best approach to take in these discussions. There are no “magic words,” rather the approach should [...]


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