Haslam D. If symptoms persist … Practitioner September 2020;264(1840):31

If symptoms persist …

24 Sep 2020Registered users

Reassurance is a mighty tricky skill. Get it right, and your patient will be happy, and unnecessary investigations and prescriptions will be avoided. Get it wrong, and the consequences can be profound. Over my career I developed a very simple rule. It’s fine to reassure a patient once. Be very cautious about giving reassurance twice. Never, ever, give reassurance three times.

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