AMA president: All hands-on deck in fight to achieve health equity
The AMA is engaged in a sustained effort to achieve optimal health for all patients, AMA President Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA, recently told the nation’s largest organization of black physicians.
Caring for “unrepresented” patients: 5 things to keep in mind
Seemingly unrepresented patients might, in fact, have surrogates. This and other important precautions.
Some patients believe God wants them to suffer. How to respond.
When a patient gives religious reasons for refusing treatment, physicians can maintain their commitment to healing while respecting patient autonomy.
Wearables, the FDA and patient advice: What physicians should know
Regulatory status, patient privacy issues, and the clinical questions that arise. Here’s what doctors should keep in mind on wearables and mobile health apps.
Inside Mayo Clinic's 5-step process for handling biased patients
Patients with hateful attitudes can pose a problem. Now physicians and other health professionals at Mayo have a place to turn for help.
Billing for end-of-life care talks grows, but barriers remain
Medicare now pays for end-of-life talks, yet early-stage data shows that claims are relatively low, with differences by specialty, geography.
Patient Support & Advocacy
AMA keeps up fight to protect physicians’ freedom of speech
The AMA continues its court battle against a federal rule that threatens the doctor-patient relationship and the viability of the Title X family planning program.
The government should not be telling physicians what they can and cannot say to their patients.
Stand with us. This is not a fight that we, or our patients, can afford to lose.
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