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"Patients must feel that you are empathetic and do not judge them. This is key not only to discussing weight, but to any subject that comes up," said Dr Windel Stracener, a family practitioner for 22 years.
The term "compassion fatigue" was originally coined by Joinson,1 a nurse researching burnout in the emergency department.
A recent study of 2237 hospital- and office-base physicians found that most respondents regarded EHRs as having a negative effect on both the quantity and the quality of time they spent with patients.
All PWLH should receive brief standardized screening for chronic pain. A biopsychosocial approach should be used; and appropriate monitoring should take place.