How do neurological patients and their families experience stigma? That was the subject of a European Parliament meeting on 14 October, 2015 “Neurological, chronic pain and mental health conditions are not widely recognised or understood by the general population. Negative… Continue Reading
Do you shake hands with your patients? I think you should, usually. As a junior doctor I was impressed by the example of consultants who greeted their patients by shaking hands and adopted this as a life-long practice. I would not claim that shaking hands is diagnostically useful: the detection of extrapyramidal rigidity or myotonia is more likely to be made from special tests of tone than from the initial handshake.