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Curbside Consultation: Complex Care: Treating an Older Patient with Multiple ...

Mar 1, 2014 - Although there are guidelines for management of single chronic illnesses, the evidence base for management of multiple comorbidities is lacking. The American Geriatrics Society described a clinical approach to managing patients with multiple comorbidities in 2012.

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Curbside Consultation: Caring for Colleagues, VIPs, Friends, and Family Members - ...

Jun 1, 2013 - There may be no higher professional honor than being asked to care for a colleague, a “very important person” (VIP), a friend, or a family member. However, these requests can be problematic if they are not addressed properly. The following strategies can help physicians avoid pitfalls ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0601/p793.html

Curbside Consultation: Inheriting Patients with Questionable Medication Regimens - ...

Jan 1, 2014 - Inheriting a patient on an inappropriate or questionable medical regimen is a scenario that every physician confronts when practicing continuity care. It can present frustrating challenges, especially for resident physicians, who, because of the nature of training programs, care for ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0101/p44.html

Curbside Consultation: Talking with Children About a Parent's Serious Illness - ...

Nov 1, 2013 - It is not uncommon for children to have parents who have cancer. Although parents may be understandably apprehensive about discussing a serious illness, children want and need to know what is happening. It is strongly recommended that children be involved and informed in the illness and...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1101/p570.html

Curbside Consultation: Treating Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder in the...

Jul 15, 2013 - The prevalence of borderline personality disorder in the general population is thought to be between 1% and 2%. As family physicians, we often treat these patients for chronic medical conditions. There are multiple obstacles to caring for these patients because of their difficult ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0715/p140.html

Curbside Consultation: Care of a Sexually Active Adolescent - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2012 - The American Medical Association's Principles of Medical Ethics clearly state that physicians “shall safeguard patient confidences and privacy within the constraints of the law.” However, the laws in American jurisdictions vary with respect to a minor's ability to consent to medical ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0901/p457.html

Curbside Consultation: Caring for Older Patients Who Have Significant Hearing Loss -...

Mar 1, 2013 - This scenario illustrates issues related to end-of-life care and placement in a long-term care facility for older individuals with significant hearing loss. An analysis of data from the 1999 to 2006 cycles of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, and statistics from the ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0301/p360.html

Curbside Consultation: Demoralization: A Precursor to Physician Burnout? - American ...

Nov 1, 2012 - Demoralization is a state of hopelessness and helplessness that is akin to, but separable from, depression.

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1101/p861.html

Curbside Consultation: Evaluating and Treating Sexual Addiction - American Family ...

Jul 1, 2012 - This patient’s behavior is concerning because of ongoing compulsive behavior despite significant repercussions in his home and work life. Sexual addiction has been described as a behavioral addiction (similar to gambling), a compulsive disorder (similar to obsessive-compulsive ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0701/p74.html

Curbside Consultation: Primary and Subspecialty Care: Building a Collaborative ...

Feb 1, 2012 - For the referring physician, proper etiquette includes identifying the clinical reason for the referral, confirming the appropriateness with respect to the subspecialty, providing the subspecialist with accurate and timely information, and maintaining an open and effective line of ...

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