Category: Patient Behavior

The Factitious Patient

While the malingering patient does want financial remuneration, they do not seek out painful and/or dangerous procedures, and they do not decline a workers’ compensation settlement. For the malingering patient, settlement is the goal. However, factitious disorder can present with psychological symptoms, physical symptoms or both. The patient may be willing to run severe risk …

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Financial

Financial Advisor I have a patient who was injured >2 years ago. Despite three surgeries, she has not recovered sufficiently …
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Recovering

Recovering or Retribution We are a retaliatory species, and if someone causes harm to us, or to someone about whom we care, …
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Rx abuse

Rx abuse: We largely rely upon subjective assessments of pain. “How much does it hurt on a 1 to 10 scale?” I …
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