JOSEPH D. SAPIRA, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Reassurance therapy consists of six, sequential obligatory steps:  eliciting a detailed description of the symptom,  eliciting the affective meaning of the symptom,  examining the patient,  making a diagnosis,  explaining the symptom to the patient, and  reassuring the patient. The omission of one or more of these steps results in ineffective reassurance.
SAPIRA JD. Reassurance Therapy: What to Say to Symptomatic Patients with Benign Diseases. Ann Intern Med. 1972;77:603–604. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-77-4-603
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;77(4):603-604.
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