The doctor-patient relationship is the core of medicine. Just like in any relationship, there inevitably will be a negative experience, and nearly all relationships must stop at some point. While in most cases, they are discontinued because a patient becomes healthy, there are some cases when a patient dismissal can be “premature”. Dismissals can be upsetting for patients and stressful for practitioners. No matter if you have conducted a patient dismissal before, it is always good to review and possibly revise your dismissal procedure to ensure you follow the best practices for terminating the relationship. This will help you avoid facing any proceedings for professional misconduct. Please keep reading to discover the best dismissal practices and possible pitfalls.
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