A letter to patients with chronic illness. Author's Note: The following post, which recently appeared in my blog, has had a larger response from readers than any other I have ... written. The depth of emotion felt by people with chronic disease making
Mehrotra said. “The vast majority of what an internist is doing couldn't be addressed by a retail clinic, except they're starting to get into this area of chronic illness ... To date, there has been no comparison of retail clinics and physicians'
In an aging population with a preponderance of chronic illness (diabetes, hypertension, survivable cancers, strokes, and cardiac conditions), patients can have a perturbation of their bodily balance (e.g. ... a salty food binge) that can result in acute
I couldn’t help notice that these are the men who grew up after the bad-old-days, the men who think of HIV as the treatable chronic illness it has
2. People with chronic illness may feel that they are to blame for their illness. ... 5. Allergies are not volitional. 6. Patients with chronic illness frequently understand their health conditions better than doctors do.
Internists can take advantage of certain opportunities within a patient's disease trajectory to initiate or review end-of-life preferences, such as a newly diagnosed chronic illness. ... Improving Your End-of-Life Care Practice,” from ACP, includes 12
chronic illness. ... That helps keep patients from becoming discouraged or giving up, especially those with chronic illness or those who are developing them because of serious health risks.
Palliative care is medical care that treats for patient comfort foremost, and does not seek to cure the underlying chronic illness, be it cancer or other advanced disease, like congestive heart
Helping them do so involves identifying functional status, as well as the more familiar role of diagnosing a disease or managing a chronic illness, experts said. ... Certain life events, such as falls, syncope, sudden changes in function, or illness or
population with increasingly complex chronic illness,” Dr.