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We need less virtual medicine, not more

The world of healthcare will likely look very different in a decade, owing to a variety of diverse factors including; medical breakthroughs, political reform and not least of all the tremendous advances in technology that are occurring at breathtaking pace. 796 more words


How & Why To Take A Spiritual History

If you’re a Christian healthcare provider, chances are you’re already committed to treating the whole person.  Of taking a holistic approach to quality patient care. 660 more words

Patient Encounters

Speak Up

Not long ago I read the print out of a joke posted on the wall of an office. It was about a patient on life support, who had family and friends gathered, praying desperately for him to come out of coma. 503 more words

Doctor- Patient Relationship

Live Long and Prosper: The Role of Logic & Emotional Intelligence in Healthcare

Blog post by Joe Babaian

The conflict felt when choosing what can be done, what must be done, and what should be done in healthcare is ever present. 1,141 more words

Healthcare Leadership

Let's stop using adjectives to identify patients

We have all heard it, we have probably all said it:

  • “My diabetics never follow my instructions”
  • “That schizophrenic is back in the hospital again”
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I was talking to a colleague of mine yesterday. (At least I flatter myself that I am a colleague.  He has a writing job at a prestigious magazine while I, well, don’t.)  We were talking about the doctor-patient relationship, as is our wont, and he said something that stood out to me as the quintessential statement of patients’ expectations about doctors.  544 more words


Aging Parents: Is It Better To Have A Friend Be Your Doctor?

January 20th’s NY Times, Science Section’s “Hard Cases” column, Too Close to a Patient for Comfortmakes the case, based on AMA guidelines and other sources, that objectivity in medical care may be compromised by doctor-friends. 712 more words

Aging Parents