Psychiatrists and other mental health professionals are increasingly being asked to write letters certifying patients’ and clients’ animals as emotional support animals.
The researchers conducted 1103 surveys, encompassing 464 US physicians.
First impressions are an important part of the patient-physician relationship, because they can affect the quality of the relationship well beyond the initial encounter.
The issue of aging physicians poses serious challenges to the medical profession, with concerns that judgment or skills might decline with age.
A 2013 Pew Research Center and Internet Life Project report found that 59% of US adults said that they turned to the Internet regarding a health problem during the past year.
To shed light on this re-emerging phenomenon of physician house calls, MPR interviewed three experts.
Kognito, a health simulation company, is applying its simulation technology to patient education, to address a gap in patient knowledge.