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doctor-worried-upset-depressed-angry-burnout

Disclosing Your Own Errors: How, When & Why | Medical Blog

So, do you have to tell a patient if you make an error in their care and, if so, under what circumstances? Dr. MedLaw discusses what advantages

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A-Platform-for-Improving-Patient-Safety-FEATURE-IMAGE

Widening the Scope of Practice | Medical Blog

Dr. Pelzman discusses the challenge of involving nurses and other healthcare professionals into the current scope of practice so they can do more of what they love.

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white-coat-doctor

Becoming a Better Leader – in a Week | Medical Blog

Reward or punishment? Sometimes it’s hard to tell, as I have been sent off to an “Executive Leadership” conference this week, where we are spending long hours

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clock-time

Capture the Critical Driver of Your Practice’s Financial Success: Physician Time | Feature

Pop Quiz: What were you doing during the financial presentation at your last board meeting?

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speak-talk-quiet

Why can’t more doctors apologize for mistakes? | Medical Blog

“The unintended consequences of these seemingly well-intentioned laws are doctors who can’t apologize for harming their patients even if they want to…” A recent JAMA article about

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frustrated-doctor-crazy

DOCTOR CURMUDGEON®: How to Drive Your Doctor Nuts | Medical Blog

SCENES: As usual in some exam room, happening all over the land, all the time and causing stress, hair loss, anxiety, irritability and other things in physicians…

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gavel-stethoscope-law-malpractice-lawsuit

How to Deal With Another Doctor’s Error – and Minimize Liability | Medical Blog

Our expert provides legal guidance for the three scenarios you may be confronted with when dealing with another doctor’s error. 1. When you and the other doctor

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research-study-books-guidelines-recommendations

Misinterpretation of Medical Error Deaths from BMJ Paper Continues | Medical Blog

About 6 weeks ago, I wrote a post called “Overestimating the effect of medical errors can be detrimental.” I cited a few examples of blind acceptance of

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religion-spirituality-nature-sun-light

What Role Does Spirituality Play in Medicine? | Medical Blog

While training to be doctors, most of us learned that professional ethics dictate that we not encroach our beliefs on our patients. When a person seeks healthcare,

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4 Tools to Project Your Practice’s End-of-Year Finances | Medical Blog

Take steps now to avoid negative year-end shareholder compensation and tax surprises.

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oxygen-monitor-baby-hospital

Gas Mix-Up Causes Newborn Death | Medical Blog

In mid-July, a baby born by cesarean section died about one hour later due to the administration of nitrous oxide instead of oxygen in the hospital’s neonatal

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doctor-scolded-patient-wrong-trouble

Shocker: Hospitalists’ “Unprofessional” Behavior Is Normal | Medical Blog

A recent paper assesses medical hospitalists’ participation in "unprofessional behaviors," but are they really that scandalous? Stay tuned for the inevitable corrective actions...

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We Need to Stand United on Herd Immunity | Medical Blog

We should hold those responsible for spreading false medical information accountable for their actions. Rumors and falsities abound regarding immunizations. Many people refuse to vaccinate their children

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Can you trust online physician ratings? | Medical Blog

Many people believe you can. But here’s what a recent article in the Harvard Business Review (HBR) about the reliability of online user ratings regarding buying a

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scrubs

Should Doctors and Nurses Wear Scrubs in Public? | Medical Blog

Being “old school,” I don’t like to see people wearing scrubs outside of the hospital. But there is no evidence that bacteria on scrubs spread disease, and a large number of ancillary hospital personnel wear scrubs.

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Doctor in showing digital tablet with rising arrow for success.

Overestimating the effect of medical errors can be detrimental | Medical Blog

An issue with inflated numbers like 251,000 and 440,000 is that they are repeated by naïve journalists… A musician’s cancer diagnosis could have been made 4 years

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Don’t Build That Wall, At Least Not in Medicine | Medical Blog

While certain politicians pontificate about building a wall to separate the US from surrounding countries, people passionately debate the issue. Doctors are included in this and arguments

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Sand crab on Oregon Coast

Decisions made in Orlando: Is there any law more misunderstood than HIPAA? | Medical Blog

On the morning of the tragic mass shooting in Orlando, a tweet by CNN stated, “The White House waived HIPAA regulations so that hospitals could talk with

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door-termination

Avoid Patient Abandonment: 8 Tips for Termination | Medical Blog

The law governing medical abandonment is predicated on the more dependent status of the patient in the relationship with the physician. Abandonment in the medical setting means

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white-coat-doctor

Mystery solved: Keep your white coats. And your sleeves. | Medical Blog

My research staff recently came across a paper that directly addressed this problem. As they say on the Internet, “The results will make your jaw drop.” The

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