Physicians deal with conflict every day. They deal with conflict in transactions with insurers, colleagues, hospital administration, in addition to managerial challenges.

Conflict can creep into dealings with patients and their families. Work accompanied by conflict is part of the daily routine of a medical practice.  In order to achieve ones professional objectives and ambitions for a satisfying professional practice one must be able to competently deal with conflict. These skills can ease routine problem-solving. Conflict management methods can help to resolve complex issues. And a better understanding of the dynamics that foster conflict enables a physician to become a better advocate for improved health care service delivery.