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The American Journal of Medicine
Between 10% and 12% of patients are considered difficult by their treating physicians,1 indicating a widespread problem. Many physicians report feeling at a loss to know how to effectively manage challenging patient interactions.2 In extreme cases, physicians resort to refusing to treat hostile patients or dismissing them from their clinical practice.
bioethics, clinical ethics, medical ethics
Fiester, A. (2015). What Mediators Can Teach Physicians about Managing 'Difficult' Patients. The American Journal of Medicine, 128 (3), 215-216. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2014.09.017
Date Posted: 02 December 2016