Reader Question: How to Handle Swearing in the Medical Clinic?

My good friend Al Cichon in Maine writes: Dr. Keller, What are your thoughts regarding disrespect? As health care providers we are trained to be tolerant when patients are less than pleasant – excusing their behavior as a result of … Continue reading

Correctional Medicine is Different: We Can’t Fire Our Patients—and They Can’t Fire Us!

This post is the third in a series exploring how Correctional Medicine is different than medicine practiced outside of jails and prisons.  The previous two differences were The Principle of Fairness and All Clinical Encounters are Discussed Back in the … Continue reading