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  • Listen Carefully
  • Josephine Ensign

Trying to obtain a medical history from a patient, I listen to her story. She’s a difficult patient, as in noncompliant, narcotic-seeking chronic-pain-in-the-ass patient. There’s a Physician’s Field Guide to the Difficult Patient, a chapter for each type. If you stop to listen, to question the words used, you may never finish this medical encounter. [End Page 32]

Josephine Ensign
University of Washington School of Nursing
Seattle, Washington
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ISSN
1529-8795
Print ISSN
0031-5982
Pages
p. 32
Launched on MUSE
2015-12-08
Open Access
No
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