AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. June 2003, Volume 5, Number 6.

Suggested Reading and Resources

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Resources on Caring for a Culturally Diverse Patient Population

Suggested reading and resources.

Further Reading

  • Adler HM. The sociophysiology of caring in the doctor-patient relationship. J Gen Intern Med. 2002;17:877.
  • Akil M, Brewer GJ. Psychiatric and behavioral abnormalities in Wilson's disease. Adv Neurol. 1995;65:171-178.
  • Baker R. American independence and the right to emergency care. JAMA. 1999;281:859-860.
  • Bell RA, et al. Unmet expectations for care and the patient-physician relationship. J Gen Intern Med. 2002;17:817.
  • Brewer GJ. Recognition, diagnosis, and management of Wilson's disease. Proc Soc Exp Biol Med. 2000;223:39-46.
  • Brock DW and Wartman SA. When competent patients make irrational choices. NEJM. 322;1990:1595-1599
  • California Employment Development Department. Available at: http://www.edd.cahwnet.gov/diindtx.htm.
  • Crutcher JE, Bass MJ. The difficult patient and the troubled physician. J Fam Prac. 1980;11:933-938.
  • Groves JE. Taking care of the hateful patient. N Eng J Med. 1978;298:883-887.
  • Disability Evaluation Under Social Security (also known as The Blue Book). Available at: http://www.ssa.gov/disability/professionals/bluebook/.
  • Greiner KA. Patient-provider relations—understanding the social and cultural circumstances of difficult patients. Bioethics Forum. 2000;16:7.
  • Hall JA, et al. Inaccuracies in physicians' perceptions of their patients. Medical Care. 1999;37:1164.
  • Jackson GH, Meyer A, Lippmann S. Wilson's disease. Psychiatric manifestations may be the clinical presentation. Postgrad Med. 1994;95:135-138.
  • John C, Schwenk TL, Roi LD, Cohen M. Medical care and demographic characteristics of "difficult" patients. J Fam Prac. 1987;24:607-610.
  • Lerner BH, Gulick RM, Dubler NN. Rethinking nonadherence: historical perspectives on triple-drug therapy for HIV disease. Ann Intern Med. 1998;129:573-578.
  • Lerner BH. From careless consumptives to recalcitrant patients: the historical construction of noncompliance. Soc Sci Med. 1997;45:1423-1431.
  • Mackey v Greenview Hospital, Inc. 587 SW 2d 249.
  • Malcom R, Foster HK, Smith C. The problem patient as perceived by family physicians. J Fam Prac. 1977;5:361-364.
  • Prasad AS, Brewer GJ, Schoomaker EB, Rabbini P. Hypocupremia induced by zinc therapy in adults. JAMA. 1978;240:2166-2168.
  • Reis RK, Bokan JA, Katon WJ, Kleinman RA. The medical care abuser: differential diagnosis and management. J Fam Prac.1981;13:257-265.
  • Schilsky ML. Wilson disease: genetic basis of copper toxicity and natural history. Semin Liver Dis. 1996;16:83-95.
  • Schwenk TL, et al. Physician and patient determinants of difficult physician-patient relationships. J Fam Prac. 1989;28:63.
  • Wilson SAK. Progressive lenticular degeneration. A familial nervous disease associated with cirrhosis of the liver. Brain. 1912;34:295-507.
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