Center for Bioethics Papers

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

3-2015

Publication Source

The American Journal of Medicine

Volume

128

Issue

3

Start Page

215

Last Page

216

DOI

10.1016/j.amjmed.2014.09.017

Abstract

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.

Comments

NOTICE: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in The American Journal of Medicine. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms, may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in The American Journal of Medicine, 128, 3, March 2015, 10.1016/j.amjmed.2014.09.017.

Keywords

bioethics, clinical ethics, medical ethics

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Date Posted: 02 December 2016