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The Talk: It’s Time to Move from Curative to Palliative Care

Jun 15, 2020

Physicians may fail to explain to patients when they are being switched from curative to palliative care and may be reluctant to discuss end-of-life options with patients. This can have detrimental ef...

The Skeptical Scalpel Awards

Jun 08, 2020

Written by Physician's Weekly blogger, Skeptical Scalpel Now for something completely different. Here is the first edition of the Skeptical Scalpel Awards. Coronavirus Research Awards (3-Way Tie...

Questions From A Small-Town Doctor

May 24, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has put many practices under great stress as far as payments as patients lose insurance coverage or cannot cover bills.  However, it is essential to remember that the underlying p...

Update: Mortality rate of COVID-19 patients on ventilators

May 11, 2020

Data released on May 8 by the UK’s Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre (ICNARC) shows the mortality rate for 4287 COVID 19 patients who received advanced respiratory support was 58.8...

Diabesity: The Tricky Devil in times of COVID-19

May 08, 2020

We are fighting multiple health devils in our daily lives. While COVID-19 is the most recent one, it’s important that we do not lay our eyes off a few of those healthcare issues that have been affli...

Appreciative Inquiry - The Sugar that Makes the Process Improvement Pill Go Down

May 07, 2020

A foundational barrier to process improvement, whatever the approach, is that it generally offers a moral wound up front, with a promise of suturing, healing, and better things for the distant future....

How not to wear a mask

May 04, 2020

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Dr. MedLaw Q&A: Friends & Family

May 02, 2020

Written by Dr. MedLaw Just about everyone who works at our family practice office (PA’s, an RN and clerical staff) is also a patient there. Needless to say, many of them are accessing their own r...

Dr. MedLaw Q&A: Friends & Family

May 02, 2020

Written by Dr. MedLaw Just about everyone who works at our family practice office (PA’s, an RN and clerical staff) is also a patient there. Needless to say, many of them are accessing their own r...

Facing Unique Primary Care Challenges During the COVID-19 Crisis

May 01, 2020

If you’re a primary care physician, chances are that your practice has changed considerably during the COVID-19 pandemic.  For all of us in the healthcare community, our lives, and the practice of ...

Medicolegal Issues During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Apr 23, 2020

Written by Dr. MedLaw These are extraordinary times with extraordinary challenges but even within this unique framework the principles that doctors need to follow remain familiar. Let’s look a...

What We Heard When We Asked Patients About their Care Experience

Apr 23, 2020

Modern healthcare is drowning in data, and burdened by quality, safety, financial, and operational metrics, but few relate directly to how patients experience their care. This has a direct bearing on ...

9 Myths About Coronavirus: Pointers to Help Better Inform Your Patients

Apr 23, 2020

As a physician, patients come to you seeking accurate information. Right now, myths about COVID-19 swirl around the internet. You need to set the record straight. The following nine myths expose the d...

Why We Need the Lede, in Both Journalism & Medicine

Apr 22, 2020

In journalism, the “lede” is the first part of a news story. A good lede will entice the reader to read more. It contains the key points and gives the general idea of the article. Ledes are also c...

Mental Health Experts Worry Social Isolation Could Lead to Uptick in Suicide Attempts

Apr 16, 2020

By now, many people have accepted social distancing as the new normal — but it still creates significant strain. Patients with existing mental health disorders may face an increase in symptoms, and ...

CPR in COVID-19 Patients Has a Low Survival Rate

Apr 13, 2020

The overall 30-day survival rate for COVID-19 patients receiving CPR was 4 (2.9%) patients, but only 1 (0.7%) had a favorable neurologic outcome at 30 days and just 18 (13.2%) patients achieved return...

He smiled to comfort his COVID-19 patient - then he realized his mask was leaking

Apr 10, 2020

(Editor's note: Attention to expletives in 4th and 9th paragraphs that some may find offensive.) By Nick Brown NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sam remembers the moment he realized he could no longer smile ...

Why We Need the Lede, in Both Journalism & Medicine

Apr 09, 2020

In journalism, the “lede” is the first part of a news story. A good lede will entice the reader to read more. It contains the key points and gives the general idea of the article. Ledes are also c...

The Weekly Corona with Dr. Raquel Lamarche

Apr 09, 2020

The following was originally posted by Jasmine Marcelin, MD, to the University of Nebraska Medical Center Division of Infectious Diseases blog.   As our institution, state, country,...

Dr. MedLaw Q&A: Friends & Family

Apr 08, 2020

Written by Dr. MedLaw Just about everyone who works at our family practice office (PA’s, an RN and clerical staff) is also a patient there. Needless to say, many of them are accessing their own r...

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