What Can Healthcare Professionals Do About the Systemic Failure of Medical Care in Detention Centers?February 14, 2019
Since the beginning of the last decade, 23 immigrants have died in detention centers because of poor medical care.
When treating a patient who is ill as a result of working in agriculture, there are some specific factors physicians should consider.
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.
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 PracticeFebruary 08, 2019
Curbside consults are commonplace in both hospital and ambulatory settings.
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 ExaminedJanuary 25, 2019
Despite giving birth to children who are American citizens, undocumented women struggle to receive adequate prenatal care.
Navigating the dichotomy between providing quality health care and dealing with a patient's reality can be a challenge.
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.
Gaps in previous iterations of ICD codes failed to allow clinicians to accurately identify victims of human trafficking.
Even the use of as few as 2 concomitant drugs can introduce the risk for drug interactions and subsequent adverse effects.
Ethical principles are discussed in an updated Ethics Manual, issued by the American College of Physicians .
A new DHS/HHS proposal would replace the standards of care for non-citizen children in the United States.
How can researchers responsibly use genomic information about race and ethnicity?
Improving communication with and about patients with disabilities is a key step that physicians can take.
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.
Naming vs diagnosing a condition can result in varying responses from a patient and may also influence social stigmas.
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.
Public health misinformation is often amplified within information silos and echo chambers.
Delays in diagnosis and use of under-resourced health centers account for most racial and ethnic disparities in breast cancer diagnosis.
Racial disparities may be widening within safety-net hospitals for non-HRRP-targeted conditions.
Direct-to-consumer television advertising may not be the best place to provide cost information on prescription drugs and biologic products.
Physicians have a moral obligation to protect their patients from both physical and financial harms associated with pharmaceutical therapies.
Internationally, infertility is ranked as the fifth most serious disability among women.
False beliefs are common in society and have permeated the healthcare industry.
Therapeutic misconception is an important type of false belief in medical research and medical practice.
Health information is widely available online, yet the quality of that information can be dubious at best.
"Gender Panic" in Clinical Settings: Protecting Public Accommodations Access for Transgender IndividualsDecember 07, 2018
There is substantial discussion in the United States regarding the use of public accommodation laws to legislate bathroom access for transgender individuals.
It's easy for patients to seek out information that backs up their beliefs and dismiss other sources as "fake news."
Clinicians have a responsibility to engage in initiatives that improve the quality of health information available online.
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