A patient asks to pray with you: How to respond
It's not uncommon for patients to ask a doctor to pray with them. Here's what you need to know to give a compassionate response.
Why putting prices in EHRs will help doctors keep costs in check
Including prescription-drug prices in electronic health records would improve transparency while simultaneously strengthening the patient-doctor bond.
Revealing the ripples of burnout
After years of leading efforts to understand the magnitude of the burnout epidemic, researchers Lotte N. Dyrbye, MD, MHPE, and Colin P. West, MD, PhD, look to the next challenge: quantifying the impact of solutions.
What to do when patient says, “I’d rather have a white doctor.”
The emotional harm to physicians of color can be substantial. The first step is to acknowledge racist speech and behaviors.
Well-being 101: Elevate the conversation
At the University of Nebraska Medical Center, students learn the importance of recognizing one’s limits, but more importantly, not to fear talking about it.
Insurers want patients to use wearables. That could be a problem.
Insurer programs that encourage use of wearable devices to promote healthy lifestyles can benefit consumers, but experts warn of harmful unintended consequences.
Access to prescription drugs: How the doctor’s role is changing
The landscape for prescription medications continues to evolve. This is what physicians should know about the changes and strategies to improve access.
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