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Finding the right words — the best way to reassure patients when things are uncertain

Lauren Finestone

A study suggests that some types of reassurance by doctors might be more helpful than others when dealing with pain conditions with no clear cause.

Doctors often come across patients with conditions that have no clear explanation. Reassuring these patients is a crucial skill for healthcare providers.  When doctors provide the right kind of reassurance, it can make a real difference to patients' well-being. It can even reduce the need for more medical visits, which saves on healthcare costs. The importance of reassurance in times of uncertainty  Patients with conditions like nons...

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Published 16 August, 2023