We make a promise to do good by our patients, but what does it mean to do harm? Should we include socioeconomic harm in this discussion?
Clinicians can manage their emotions and behaviors to meet the challenges of working productively with sometimes abrasive and argumentative patients.
The premise underlying the executive order signed by President Trump on June 24, 2019, is that if patients were informed about what hospitals and providers are charging for their services, then they would be able to shop around for better deals.
Dr Marzouka discusses the fact that patients cannot shop around for a better deal when going to the emergency department and are almost never presented with the cost of care prior to receiving it.
Sometimes we identify too much with our patients and our advice becomes too personal.
Not only do these TV ads stink, but they also drive up the cost of health care.
A physician struggles with his own fallibility.
Doctors fumble with the art of prognosis.
Clinicians have overwhelmingly moved to recognize the implicit biases in their practice of medicine.
It is estimated that between 60% and 75% of adolescents with HIV are not aware of their infection
It may not be in a person’s best interest to limit his or her ambulation.
I found it refreshing that the people in my group were not in the medical field, but instead were diverse both in terms of careers and culture.
The number of distractions pulling physician attention away from where it should be — on patients — has increased.
We need to reconsider how we train our doctors to be sure that they acquire the skills they will need.
What Arthur and his family did not know is that that home visit had at least as much impact on me.
Battle-worn and weary, we were hungry for news, and any sign that the tide was starting to turn gripped our attention.
I have come to realize is that it was never the sanctity of the exam room, nor the long white coat that droops from my shoulders.
EHRs continue to spread untold misery, and with each year a new EHR comes along that promises to be “better” than the last.
Patients can be confused by such off-label use, so providing informed consent becomes a challenge.
This got me wondering what actual amounts of caffeine are safe to consume, and how much is too much.