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Review Article Pages 82-89
Abstract: An effective patient-doctor communication and trust become especially important in managing patients with two or more chronic conditions. Multimorbidity, which, moreover, is more frequent in the elderly patient, is one of the many factors that affect doctor-patient communication and trust. Older patients care with multimorbidity implies the creation of a different type of doctor-patient relationship.
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Perspective Article Pages 76-81
Abstract: This paper discusses improvements that health care providers can integrate into their practices to better serve individuals and families experiencing homelessness. To begin, the past and present methods of care for the homeless population are described, including the government's role in shaping the issue. Homeless individuals face immense barriers to receiving care, including fear of the health care establishment and the likelihood of judgement and disrespect. Next, methods to ease these fears and frustrations to create the optimal environment for building trust, demonstrating empathy, and providing clear communication are given.
Original Article Pages 70-75
Abstract: Smoking is a significant public health problem worldwide. In Saudi Arabia, smoking prevalence has increased in the last couple of years. Few published studies have assessed the magnitude of this problem among physicians and the factors affecting it. It is cross-sectional study involved physicians working in selected district hospitals in Riyadh. Using a convenient sampling technique, Participants were asked to fill an English, self-administered Questionnaire. Statistical analysis was performed using SPSS statistical software with appropriate statistical tests to assess prevalence and factors associated with smoking.