Patient Support & Advocacy
This is how generic drugs get their names
There’s a formula behind those funny names. Foremost, it’s meant to eliminate confusion and improve patient safety.
Errors happen. What to do when there's no one to whom to say "I'm sorry.”
The absence of a surrogate does not obviate a physician’s responsibility to address mistakes. Know these three key steps.
Global health programs in medical school: Who benefits?
A quarter of medical students are drawn to international education experiences to develop cultural sensitivity and clinical skills. But who is best served by these trips?
How Netflix-style plans could solve drug-spending dilemmas
States are locked in a zero-sum budget game when it comes to breakthrough medical treatments. Subscription drug pricing can help.
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.
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.
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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