Category: Emotional Factors

Burn: I had a patient who was barely 21 at the time of his injury. He was shy, poorly educated and had never dated. He had a minimally skilled production job working with solvents. The solvent sprayer had an old and leaking hose which had spewed solvent upon him. There was an electrical short in …

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Hateful

Hateful patients: It has always been irrational to be forced to treat a patient who is either physically threatening or emotionally abusive. While patients certainly have a right to their emotions, hateful do not have the right to translate them into physical or verbal behavior. There is a commonly held misperception among the lay public …

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Police Officers

I treat police officers and have for three decades. They have some of the most serious and alarming of all physical injuries of all those occurring on the job. Police officers quite often present with a combination of major depressive and post traumatic stress disorders. These diagnoses are most often missed by those treating their …

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Related

Related to injury? I asked a patient how she was coping with pain. She stated that she continued to have significant neck, shoulder and leg pain from her fall. She then added “oh, I might as well tell you, no one else cares…my son has been arrested, my daughter is pregnant, and I am facing …

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Ignorance

Law firms have online bullet lists as to when, how and why to fire your attorney. There are an equal number of citings as to why and how an attorney can and should fire a client. There is less discussion of the underlying client motivation/rationale for firing his/her attorney. The focus is, instead, upon legal …

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burn

Burn: I had a patient who was barely 21 at the time of his injury. He was shy, poorly educated and had never dated. He had …
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hateful

Hateful

Hateful patients: It has always been irrational to be forced to treat a patient who is either physically threatening or emotionally …
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Divorce

Divorce: ¬†While the source of post-injury disharmony is most often financial, there are more insidious problems that arise …
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