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Review Article Pages 48-53
Abstract: Advance directives, in the form of living wills and durable powers of attorney, have been in the medical ethics nomenclature and standard of practice for four decades, with newer physician orders in the form of POLST orders being added in the last two decades.
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Original Research Pages 40-47
Abstract: Guidelines recommend against opioids prior to exhausting non-medical and non-opioid medications. Guidelines are not always followed and Socioeconomic Status (SES) has been associated with non-guideline prescribing for pain in the Emergency Department.
Short Communication Pages 32-39
Abstract: It is necessary to achieve more meaningful representations of the fundamental concepts of Family Medicine, and facilitate the transfer of these to clinical practice.
Original Research Pages 22-31
Abstract: To describe the communication or verbal behavior of physician-patient-companion in the triadic consultations, and doctor-patient in the dyadic consultations, and to assess the implications that these possible differences may have In clinical management and interpersonal relationship.
Perspective Pages 18-21
Abstract: The work of mourning, or coping with a loss in general, may be, definitely, one of the aspects that most strongly contribute to the objective of family's well-being. Basically the human being has the ability to accept and overcome a changement experienced as a great loss up to the death of a loved one.