Tag: patient-centered

The Unintended Consequences Of Avoiding End Of Life Planning

The Unintended Consequences Of Avoiding End Of Life Planning

[ 0 ] 2011-09-29 | |

Talking about death is one those activities that can make even the most talkative extrovert become quiet and uncomfortable. So if we have trouble talking about it, then it is no surprise that planning for death is one of those activities that too many of us choose to bypass. Our inclination to avoid the uncomfortable […]

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Positive Health Benefits From The Placebo Effect

Positive Health Benefits From The Placebo Effect

[ 1 ] 2011-06-09 | |

The “placebo effect” has long been associated with a positive personal belief in the benefits of a fake drug or treatment. However, research in recent years has shown that the benefits of placebos are real and that they don’t simply arise from false hope. This means that placebos represent a more important part of the treatment process than was once thought.

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Is Patient-Centered Medicine Bad For Overall Health Care Quality?

Is Patient-Centered Medicine Bad For Overall Health Care Quality?

[ 0 ] 2010-06-26 | |

Though a recent report ranking the health care systems of 7 industrialized countries received the most attention because the US was in last place, other interesting results from the study bring into question patient-centered medicine.

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