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What Can Healthcare Professionals Do About the Systemic Failure of Medical Care in Detention Centers?

What Can Healthcare Professionals Do About the Systemic Failure of Medical Care in Detention Centers?

Since the beginning of the last decade, 23 immigrants have died in detention centers because of poor medical care.

Considerations When Treating Patients Who Work in Agriculture

Considerations When Treating Patients Who Work in Agriculture

When treating a patient who is ill as a result of working in agriculture, there are some specific factors physicians should consider.

Challenges in Addressing Parents Who Care for Children With Complex Health Needs

Challenges in Addressing Parents Who Care for Children With Complex Health Needs

Many parents who devote their lives to caring for their children with complex health needs believe themselves to be experts on their child's condition.

In Aiming to Prevent Suicide, Facebook Faces Criticism From Public Health Sector

In Aiming to Prevent Suicide, Facebook Faces Criticism From Public Health Sector

Facebook's recent suicide prevention efforts have sparked debate in the public health community.

The Good, the Bad, and the Legal Questions: Examining Common Issues in Curbside Consultation Practice

The Good, the Bad, and the Legal Questions: Examining Common Issues in Curbside Consultation Practice

Curbside consults are commonplace in both hospital and ambulatory settings.

Weighing the Consequences of Self-Disclosure as an Undocumented Clinician

Weighing the Consequences of Self-Disclosure as an Undocumented Clinician

Clinicians must weigh the benefits and challenges linked with self-disclosure of immigration status.

Advocating for Access to Prenatal Care for Undocumented Immigrants: Challenges and Benefits Examined

Advocating for Access to Prenatal Care for Undocumented Immigrants: Challenges and Benefits Examined

Despite giving birth to children who are American citizens, undocumented women struggle to receive adequate prenatal care.

Examining the Ethical Question of Using Workarounds for Undocumented Patients

Examining the Ethical Question of Using Workarounds for Undocumented Patients

Navigating the dichotomy between providing quality health care and dealing with a patient's reality can be a challenge.

In the Face of Immigration Concerns, Good Sanctuary Doctoring Is Key

In the Face of Immigration Concerns, Good Sanctuary Doctoring Is Key

As the Trump White House continues to enact its approach to immigration, it's important for physicians to apply principles of sanctuary doctoring to help patients feel safe.

ICD-10-CM Codes: How Medical Documentation Can Improve Health Care for Trafficking Victims

ICD-10-CM Codes: How Medical Documentation Can Improve Health Care for Trafficking Victims

Gaps in previous iterations of ICD codes failed to allow clinicians to accurately identify victims of human trafficking.

Struggles in Managing Iatrogenic Polypharmacy: Case Study

Struggles in Managing Iatrogenic Polypharmacy: Case Study

Even the use of as few as 2 concomitant drugs can introduce the risk for drug interactions and subsequent adverse effects.

American College of Physicians Releases 7th Edition of Ethics Manual

American College of Physicians Releases 7th Edition of Ethics Manual

Ethical principles are discussed in an updated Ethics Manual, issued by the American College of Physicians .

DHS, HHS Proposal Set to Upend Health Care for Non-Citizen Children

DHS, HHS Proposal Set to Upend Health Care for Non-Citizen Children

A new DHS/HHS proposal would replace the standards of care for non-citizen children in the United States.

Bias Complicates the Role of Genomics in Biomedical Research

Bias Complicates the Role of Genomics in Biomedical Research

How can researchers responsibly use genomic information about race and ethnicity?

Three Ways to Improve Care for Patients With Disabilities

Three Ways to Improve Care for Patients With Disabilities

Improving communication with and about patients with disabilities is a key step that physicians can take.

Benefits of Initial Diagnosis Withholding in Stigmatizing Diagnoses

Benefits of Initial Diagnosis Withholding in Stigmatizing Diagnoses

In certain cases, it may be appropriate to withhold the name of a possibly stigmatizing diagnosis until a patient is well enough to discuss their condition.

How to Apply the AMA Code of Medical Ethics in Naming Patient Conditions: Expert Advice

How to Apply the AMA Code of Medical Ethics in Naming Patient Conditions: Expert Advice

Naming vs diagnosing a condition can result in varying responses from a patient and may also influence social stigmas.

Challenges in Monitoring Vaccine Exemptions: A Real-World Example From California

Challenges in Monitoring Vaccine Exemptions: A Real-World Example From California

A growing number of patients are requesting exemptions from vaccinations, posing a public health concern across the country and challenging states to form a response.

Social Media and the Spread of Misinformation: Taking Back Public Health

Social Media and the Spread of Misinformation: Taking Back Public Health

Public health misinformation is often amplified within information silos and echo chambers.

Breast Cancer Disparities May Be Explained by Facility Accreditation and Resources

Breast Cancer Disparities May Be Explained by Facility Accreditation and Resources

Delays in diagnosis and use of under-resourced health centers account for most racial and ethnic disparities in breast cancer diagnosis.

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