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The University of Toledo Orthopaedic Center and its Chairman, Nabil Ebraheim has made efforts to implement such a system
This administration can build bridges to the community of patients and people with disabilities by demonstrating they do
It has been just about a week after the presidential election and my psychiatric clients continue to present with anxiety about the future of their healthcare, and well-being, once Trump is inaugurated on January 20, 2017.
Asynchronous Unlike a phone call, text messages can be received and responded without needing the recipient to be actively
It seems to me that if a person has refused to follow the suggestion of her medical professional, it ought to be a standard practice on the part of the doctor to learn why. Consulting with the individual, an alternative course of therapy might be the answer.
Louisa Clark has never seen such an array of medicines other than in a pharmacy. After introducing Louisa (Lou) to the apothecarial responsibilities, Nathan, the unflappable nurse, explains that the patient may need a little help in getting the medicines down.
I'm not going to share the details of my personal experience, but I will tell you that second opinions are a great way to avoid unnecessary medical procedures. A second opinion probably saved my life years ago, and I am now skeptical any time I hear someone talk about surgery.
"Having diabetes isn't a choice. How people manage it should be," said Kim Blickenstaff, president and CEO of Tandem Diabetes
Unfortunately, there is not a single, quick solution to this challenging public health issue. Rather, it will take a sustained, collective effort across multiple sectors.
These are the kinds of things I love as a patient. I'm not saying if you fail to meet every one I will take you to court for a $500,000 paycheck.
I remember the feeling when my dad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and I often hear this sentiment when speaking with cancer patients and their loved ones -- there's an overwhelming sense of not having control.
Doctors and patients struggle to make authentic connections between one another. Both parties feel rushed during the typical
There is so much to say about this profession that goes unexplored and unpublicized, and yet, nurses continue to be at the forefront of patient care delivery every step of the way.
As I conduct the final exam, I reflect on the life of my patient -- this person that I have had the pleasure to connect with over the past days and weeks.
As physicians, we know that the patients are suffering. We know that their chances of returning to the life they desire are nonexistent. We know that this is a difficult decision. Should we respect their right to self-determination and help them continue this difficult existence until they decide to stop?
He created the alter ego ZDogg during a dark period in his life. "WEST SIDE! Haha, in all seriousness, here's a guy who is
I know my patients aren't crazy! What actually IS crazy is how their voices are becoming a reflection of how our health care system remains disjointed, with unnecessary burdens on patients and physicians.
If we care about our health, we must address physician health. This can only happen with a shift in the culture of care and wellness of doctors. Self-care must become a core competency in medical training. Such radical change requires the involvement of all stakeholders, the doctors, the health policy makers and most importantly, the public.
We, as health care providers, are here to encourage and empower patients to take control of their health. We can't do that in quick visits with little eye contact and one foot out the door.