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For Residents archives: Patient care

Managing the fifth vital sign: your patients' pain
By learning to use drugs and other therapies wisely, residents can bring hurting patients needed relief (April 2001)

Quick ways to recognize—and cope with—illiteracy
Tips for helping patients who can't read understand and comply with prescribed treatments (April 2000)

Caring for AIDS patients: not just medicine as usual
AIDS treatments now emphasize drug regimens to keep patients out of the hospital (September 1999)

When the patient wants to see you—via the phone
How to get past your doubts to make telephone medicine work for you and your patients (December 1998)

Tips for detecting—and treating—domestic abuse
By asking the right questions and using some simple strategies, residents can do a better job (February 1998)

What skills do you need to care for dying patients?
Residents can improve how they care for dying patients and learn some valuable lessons in the process (October 1996)

How housestaff blend spirituality and science
Training programs are recognizing how faith can help residents deal with ethical dilemmas and connect with patients (December 1995)


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