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6 rules to follow for nicer, more productive arguments

We all have our triggers. Something sets us off, and before we know it, we’re bringing up that one time they did that thing six years ago, they’re saying “you never let anything go!” and boom, we’re off. There goes any hope of a productive conversation. So to aid you in your quest for a more adult way to argue, here are our top tips for fighting fair.

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Using the principles of explicit consent to give patients better care

Health care providers have an opportunity to provide a safe space to discuss enthusiastic consent in relationships and to model it in the exam room by obtaining explicit consent from our patients prior to performing intimate exams in the office. Consent is an important component of establishing a respectful and trusting relationship with your patient—one that improves satisfaction, adherence, and ultimately, outcomes.