I learned that doing the right thing was probably best for everyone involved.
After one of them almost died from a fertility-related procedure, this couple decided that enough was enough.
An Emergency Room Doctor was suspended from a hospital after mocking a patient who was having an anxiety attack.
There are simple, low-tech and low-cost ways to improve communication between providers and patients.
There are many blog posts written by patients that talk about ways to promote a relationship between patient and physician
I describe the geneticist role as a puzzle solver.
The relentless hyperinflation of drug prices needs to end, but it won't happen without major changes in policy. Some actions or proposals have included (but are definitely not limited to):
We do well to keep in mind the ubiquitous nature of betrayal that has been with us since the beginning of time and to recognize our capacity to betray and be betrayed.
Our physician training system currently increases suffering for patients like me and the millions of community caregivers who help us. It raises healthcare costs and adds significantly to physician burn-out because we neither select for empathy nor prepare future doctors to understand how patients work, live, and die.