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Monthly Archive for March, 2009

In the most recent Archives of Internal Medicine, investigators examined the pervasive but poorly understood issue of “the difficult patient encounter” (Arch Intern Med. 2009;169(4):410-414).  The authors write “Nearly 1 of 6 outpatient visits is considered difficult by physicians. Difficult encounters are more likely to occur with patients who have a mental disorder, present with […]

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from the seattlepi.com: “Local VA researchers seek volunteers for PTSD study” (link at http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/nowhearthis/archives/162933.asp) “… the PTSD study seeks volunteers who are veterans with a previous medical diagnosis of PTSD, though they don’t have to be enrolled in the VA system for health care to participate. The PTSD study involves a group psychological intervention called […]

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“As a RN, I spent the first 10 years of my now 20 year career trying to figure a way out. Having become a nurse as a second career at age 35, I found it hard to start over again. When I stumbled across MBSR, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction in 2004 I was full of […]

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