Ending the doctor-patient relationship in neurology practice Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Neurology
  • Physician-Patient Relations

abstract

  • Most neurologists surveyed had ended the doctor-patient relationship with at least 1 difficult patient during the course of their careers; however, the frequency of such events seems to be very low. The practice was more common among child than adult neurologists. The most frequent causes were disruptive behavior in the office, threatening behavior, or complete failure to agree on a plan of care. Potential strategies for dealing with the difficult neurologic patient are presented.

publication date

  • September 2009

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/NRL.0b013e31819428cc

PubMed ID

  • 19741435

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 277

end page

  • 81

volume

  • 15

number

  • 5