Doctor’s Voice

Losing Ground Against Gonorrhea – The Rising Antibiotic Resistance | Medical Blog

The following was originally posted to the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Division of Infectious Diseases Blog.   April is Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Awareness month  and there

Russian woman “embalmed alive”? | Feature

  No, she wasn’t, but it was just as bad. Early this month, 28-year-old Ekaterina Fedyaeva died three weeks after what was supposed to have been a

New Survey: Doctors Share State of Healthcare in 2018 | Medical Blog

Over 2017, many legislative efforts were put forth by lawmakers to heal the ailing US healthcare system. And many more have been announced and/or are in the

WHEN YOU ASKED “HOW ARE YOU?” DID YOU REALLY MEAN IT? | Medical Blog

The following was originally posted to Paragonfire.   When You Asked “How Are You?” Did you REALLY Mean It? Such a simple question, often as overlooked as

Let’s Save Our Own | Medical Blog

The following was originally posted at becomebraveenough.com.   This month my institution lost a vibrant, talented member of our team to suicide. Most likely, if you are

Medicine Requires Trust | Medical Blog

The following was originally posted at becomebraveenough.com.   My sons play competitive sports. It is interesting to watch them transition to new teams. It takes a while

Do Doctors Really Celebrate on National Doctor’s Day? | Medical Blog

The following was originally posted to Paragonfire. As a doctor, do I actually celebrate Doctors’ Day? Do I think I should be celebrated and honored for my

Three Ways to Build a Healthcare Quality Measurement Framework | Feature

Do What You Do Well It sounds like a good idea at first – measure the things you do well and let that be the guiding light

Charges dropped against surgeon accused of assaulting nurse | Feature

Last month in this space, I wrote about “Things doctors should not do—like attacking their nurses” and included this story among others: “A surgeon at a Long

“Officials find NYC hospitals riddled with shocking violations.” | Feature

I know it’s only the New York Post, but that headline could not be more misleading: The article says that state health inspectors found “19 instances of

Four Dos and Don’ts for Physicians Looking to Grow their Financial Wealth | Medical Blog

Historically, the title of physician came with the near automatic assumption that the individual was or would be very wealthy.  As highly educated professionals, many have worked

Things doctors should not do—like attacking their nurses | Feature

Do not [allegedly] assault the nurses. A former nurse at a surgery center affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles is suing an ophthalmologist who, she

The Innovation Fetish | Medical Blog

There is a joke shared by statisticians, scrap dealers, and emergency medicine professionals about drivers. Despite the distribution curves of driving skill, the daily admissions to the

Things medical personnel should not do | Feature

Here are some tips from an experienced former provider—me. Nude Pictures… Do not take nude pictures of fellow employees. A woman unit secretary in the operating room

Video – Bringing 3D-Printed Prosthetic Hands From the Netherlands to Sierra Leone | Medical Blog

PW blogger Lars Brouwers, MD, discusses his trip to bring 3D printed hands and umbilical cord clamps to underserved populations throughout northwestern Africa in this exclusive video!

Calling Responsible Parties to Task for their Role in the Opioid Epidemic | Medical Blog

PW blogger and regular #PWChat Tweetchat co-host Linda Girgis, MD, FAAFP, take a thorough look at the opioid epidemic, including how we got to this point and what can be done to turn things around.

The Burnout Paradox: Why Are We Still Surprised? | Feature

If you go to medical school, you will be stressed—bigly. It should not come as a surprise. Two posts on the Kevin MD website highlight the problems

Going off the deep end about water | Feature

The latest water craze has generated a lot of discussion. The New York Times reported that some people in California [where else?] have started drinking “raw water”

Can Incident Reports Backfire? | Medical Blog

"Incident reports can be subpoenaed by patients...do hospitals train people what to write and not write in incident reports? I don't think so."

Three Ineffective Institutional Approaches to Quality Improvement in Healthcare | Medical Blog

Three of the leading organizational obstacles to effectiveness of quality improvement in healthcare are related to lack of internalization, lack of management support, and a punitive management attitude toward error.

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