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Jun 13, 2013 - Search Department collections from past and current issues of AFP, the peer-reviewed clinical journal of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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Curbside Consultation: Caring for Unaccompanied Minors from Central America - ...

Nov 1, 2014 - The surge of unaccompanied minors from Central America crossing the United States–Mexico border in recent months has made national headlines, creating an urgent humanitarian situation. The reasons for this migration are multifactorial, and the resultant politics are deeply complex.

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1101/p656.html

Curbside Consultation: Challenges and Opportunities in the Care of Asian American ...

Oct 1, 2014 - In cases such as this, patients are often told, You don't need treatment now, but they only hear, You are fine. Subsequent failure to follow up may result from a combination of issues related to health literacy, educational attainment, linguistic barriers, and cultural differences.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1001/p490.html

Curbside Consultation: Ethical Use of Diagnostic Technology: Balancing What's New ...

Jul 1, 2014 - This case boils down to being realistic about what new screening tools and techniques can and can't do, and understanding their actual value in diagnoses. I'd argue that it is not unethical to accommodate a patient's requests, as long as the physician's approach to the patient, the ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0701/p53.html

Curbside Consultation: The Hospice Referral - American Family Physician

May 1, 2014 - Hospice is a program of care and support for persons facing life-limiting illnesses. Hospice care involves a team-oriented approach to medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to the patient's needs and wishes.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0501/p745.html

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.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0301/p392.html

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 ...

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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: Undetected Childhood Sexual Trauma and Its Health Effects in ...

Sep 1, 2013 - It is essential for physicians to understand the relevance of childhood sexual trauma to adult medical conditions. Recognizing this connection can help physicians begin to manage the resulting damage. Exposure to childhood sexual trauma is highly prevalent in the United States, but is ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0901/p328.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 ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

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

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

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

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

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

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0201/p279.html

Curbside Consultation: A Case of Medical Uncertainty - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2012 - Medical uncertainty (i.e., not knowing how to proceed with a patient-related problem) can stem from any number of potential situations in daily clinical practice. The causes of uncertainty are many, but the feeling of stress or discomfort it creates is a familiar constant, though it may...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0301/p501.html

Curbside Consultation: Flaws in Clinical Reasoning: A Common Cause of Diagnostic ...

Nov 1, 2011 - Many medical errors have been identified as systemic and addressed with interventions, such as checklists. However, a substantial number of errors that occur in diagnosis and treatment are attributed to flaws in clinical reasoning.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1101/p1042.html

Curbside Consultation: Should I Be "Friends" with My Patients on Social Networking ...

Jul 1, 2011 - First of all, kudos for getting involved in social media with the goal of promoting the health of your patients and collaborating with colleagues.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0701/p105.html

Curbside Consultation: Determining Prognoses for Patients with Terminal Illnesses - ...

Jun 1, 2006 - Physicians often overestimate a terminal patient's life expectancy.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0601/p2062.html

Curbside Consultation: Self-Injurious Behavior in an Adolescent - American Family ...

Mar 1, 2011 - The behavior of this patient is nonsuicidal self-injury, defined as the intended destruction of body tissue without suicidal intent. Nonsuicidal self-injury is a common biopsychosocial disorder observed in adolescents.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0301/p609.html

Curbside Consultation: Palliative Sedation for a Patient with Terminal Illness - ...

May 1, 2011 - A patient has the right to make an informed decision about discontinuing life-prolonging treatments. The patient in this scenario is requesting palliative sedation to control her anxiety while electrolyte replacement is stopped.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0501/p1094.html

Curbside Consultation: Comforting a Grieving Parent - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2011 - The death of a child is the most devastating loss any parent can face. If physicians can help even a little, we will have done something of lasting value. Most of the things we can do may seem small to us, but are appreciated by the parents.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0101/p79.html

Curbside Consultation: Spending Time with Patients in Labor - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2010 - This scenario raises several key questions that are important not only to patient care, but also to physicians' quality of life and satisfaction with practice. First, what are the critical roles for the family physician during prenatal care, labor, and birth?

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1101/p1132.html

Curbside Consultation: Approaching an Employee About Her Weight - American Family ...

Sep 1, 2010 - This case scenario addresses important and commonly encountered medical problems: weight gain and obesity.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0901/p524.html

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