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Treating the “Difficult Patient,” by Joan Naidorf, DO

March 23, 2022

Physicians enter their professions with the highest of hopes and ideals for compassionate and efficient patient care. Along the way, however, consistent problems arise in their interactions with, “difficult patients.”  Addressing a problem that is rarely discussed in the patient care context, Host Mike Sacopulos interviews Dr. Joan Naidorf on her new book, Changing How We Think about Difficult Patients: A Guide for Physicians and Healthcare Professionals.

Dr. Naidorf describes the four types of difficult patients, and introduces simple, actionable tools that every physician, nurse, and care-provider can use to change their mindset.


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