Laurel Ranger

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Bereavement Service May Reduce Complaints and Litigation After Patient Deaths

Bereavement Service May Reduce Complaints and Litigation After Patient Deaths

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A consultation with a medical specialist was found to reduce family complaints and threats of litigation after the death of a loved one.

Experience, Judgment May Offset Cognitive or Technical Declines in Older Surgeons

Experience, Judgment May Offset Cognitive or Technical Declines in Older Surgeons

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Both functional age and surgical ability, rather than chronologic age, should be used to determine the competency of an aging surgeon.

Non-Binary Gender Increases the Risk for Experiencing Healthcare Disparities

Non-Binary Gender Increases the Risk for Experiencing Healthcare Disparities

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As non-binary gender becomes more mainstream, it's important for physicians to create a welcoming, care-centered environment for patients who identify as such.

Discrimination, Inflexible Work Hours Keep Women Away From Careers in Surgery

Discrimination, Inflexible Work Hours Keep Women Away From Careers in Surgery

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Although 55% of UK medical school students are women, only 28% of these women go on to pursue a career in surgery.

Patient Preference Affects Success of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Data Collection

Patient Preference Affects Success of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Data Collection

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Patients who are sexual or gender minorities are more inclined to share orientation or gender identity information through nonverbal self-report.

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