- Love people and use things. Deas, Gerald W. // New York Amsterdam News;5/10/2007, Vol. 98 Issue 20, p33
The article presents the author's experience of visiting an elderly patient on a house call. The author says when he visited the patient's house, he saw an elderly gentleman who had been sitting on a chair since a week. The author states that the man had been a post office worker, who had served...
- Dapper Docs. // Minnesota Medicine;Aug2007, Vol. 90 Issue 8, p10
The article explores the relationship between physicians' attire and patients' confidence in them. Several studies have suggested that wearing businesslike or formal attire increases the confidence of patients in their doctors. Physician Michael Brennan stresses that wearing a businesslike...
- Mary lived beyond expectation--and died too soon. Tieszen, Ralph // Medical Economics;4/29/96, Vol. 73 Issue 8, p181
Describes the struggles of a patient, named Mary, to survive an otherwise complicated condition. Description of diseases and complications; Various medical interventions and treatment done on the patient; Reaction of the physician on her death.
- Doctors' Orders. Guernsey, Diane // Town & Country;Jan2000, Vol. 154 Issue 5236, p80
Presents insights shared by three medical doctors on the New Year's resolutions they wish their patients would make.
- Does it help to know your patient? Wright, Alastair F. // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);11/19/1983, Vol. 287 Issue 6404, p1517
Examines the possibility for experienced practitioners to make a spot diagnosis on patient conditions. Bases for making spot diagnoses; Correlation of symptoms of serious illness with habit changes; Relevance of the knowledge of patient lifestyle and circumstance.
- 8 signs you should dump your doctor. Miller, Nancy // Cosmopolitan;Mar1998, Vol. 224 Issue 3, p164
Presents eight warning signs that a doctor may be doing and cause hazard on his patient's health. How a patient should protect himself from such kind of doctors; Unavailability of the doctor; Waiting for long; Ignoring the patient's medical history. INSET: Major M.D. mishaps.
- Christmas presents and Christmas past. Pendered, Lucy F // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);12/22/2001, Vol. 323 Issue 7327, p1463
Offers observations of the author on the practice of gift-giving between doctors and their patients. Types of patients more likely to give gifts; Biographical details, including a description of this practice; Death of a patient with whom she exchanged gifts.
- The View from the Other Side ï¿½ Patients, Doctors, and the Power of a Camera. Berland, Gretchen // New England Journal of Medicine;12/20/2007, Vol. 357 Issue 25, p2533
The author reflects on the plight and care of disabled persons in society. He suggests that human dignity is fragile and that it can be stripped away in seconds. He argues that recent work on the quality of medical care calls for creating a patient-centered health care system and that in order...
- The Good Patient. Buckwalter, J. Galen // New England Journal of Medicine;12/20/2007, Vol. 357 Issue 25, p2534
The author describes his experiences with being filmed for a film about the plight of the disabled in society. He suggests that people with disabilities are often seen and treated in a different way by physicians than able bodied consumers. He argues that change should be implemented in the ways...