Wednesday, December 11, 2013

"Good" and "Difficult" Patients

Whether you work in healthcare, have been in the healthcare system or simply watch medical dramas on TV, many are aware of the concept of "good" and "difficult" patients. "Good" patients are simply compliant with what is happening to them, low maintenance and an have an agreeable family. "Difficult" patients may ask too many questions, insist that they need immediate care or suggest things that their providers do not agree with. The article "Good" Patients and "Difficult" Patients - Rethinking our Definitions, by Louise Aronson, M.D. Challenges these images that are bestowed on patients and families by sharing a personal sorry about an experience with her elderly father. This is a great read for physicians and patients alike. Check it out by clicking the link below!

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