Breaking the Cycle: How to Turn Conflict Into Collaboration When You and Your Patients Disagree / Edition 1

Breaking the Cycle: How to Turn Conflict Into Collaboration When You and Your Patients Disagree / Edition 1

by George F. Blackall, Michael J. Green, Steven Simms
     
 

When physician-patient conflicts arise they can lead to an impasse over issues as simple as prescribing antibiotics for a cold or as complicated as end-of-life care leaving physicians feeling frustrated and helpless. Breaking the Cycle explains how physicians can understand, approach, and resolve doctor patient conflict in a way that breaks down barriers and builds

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Overview

When physician-patient conflicts arise they can lead to an impasse over issues as simple as prescribing antibiotics for a cold or as complicated as end-of-life care leaving physicians feeling frustrated and helpless. Breaking the Cycle explains how physicians can understand, approach, and resolve doctor patient conflict in a way that breaks down barriers and builds stronger, more gratifying relationships. Inspired by the authors' experience with a twelve-year-old girl who struggled to take life-saving medication and based on principals and proven techniques from the field of family therapy, the authors present a unique approach to the problem of doctor patient conflict. This practical guide focuses on how changes in a physician's thinking can improve challenging interactions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934465189
Publisher:
American College of Physicians
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Part I Seeing the Cycle

1 Doctor Knows Best (Sometimes): The "Physician-as-Expert" Model 3

Part II Understanding Unproductive Cycles in Relationships

2 The Harder I Try, the Worse it Gets: The Symptomatic Cycle 13

3 How to Begin: Building Collaborative Relationships 27

4 An Ounce of Prevention: How to Avoid Impasses with Patients and their Families 45

Part III Responding to Difficult Relationships

5 When All You Know Isn't Enough: Dealing With Chronic Illness 59

6 "You Are Not Helping Me!" 71

7 Pediatrics: Little People, Big Problems 81

8 "You Have to Save My Little Girl!": Crisis in The Intensive Care Unit 97

9 Ethical Dilemmas in Medicine: Or Are They? 113

10 It's All in Your Head: Patients Seeking Medical Solutions to Non-Medical Problems 127

Afterword 147

Index 149

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