Tag Archives: compliance

The evolving patient-doctor relationship

When I was in medical school, physicians used a now archaic term to describe patients who didn’t follow doctors’ orders: noncompliant. I laugh when I think about what the old time doctors meant. The patients didn’t bend to their will? … Continue reading

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Achieving Your Goals: Lessons From Medicine

In the old days (or at least until now), doctors would give their orders (i.e. lose 50 lbs; exercise aerobically for 60 minutes, 5 days a week; eat a low-fat, low-salt diet; and take each of your medications as directed). … Continue reading

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The Caregiver’s Guide to Healthcare

As a caregiver, you may take on the role of an advocate for your family member. You should keep in mind one of the foundational principles of western medical ethics: autonomy – respect the values and wishes of the patient. … Continue reading

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