Responding to patients’ bias: Know where to draw the line
There are limits to what physicians should be expected to tolerate when patients’ preferences express unjust bias. This is what physicians should know.
Patient Support & Advocacy
Social determinants of health: What medical students need to know
Economic instability, poor housing and other social-economic factors influence health. The AMA is offering a new way for tomorrow’s physicians to understand and act on social determinants of health.
4 skills from psychiatry that can improve end-of-life care
Helping patients express their values, concerns and preferences is vital in palliative care. Incorporating elements of psychiatric training can help.
7 complex words you shouldn’t include on your consent form
A study finds that less than 10% of cancer treatment consent forms meet the National Cancer Institute’s readability recommendation. The forms also commonly include these hard-to-understand words.
A dozen changes that are easing physician burnout at Beth Israel
Using the Mini Z burnout survey and collaborating with IT allowed Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to identify 20 changes to improve physician work lives.
Telehealth up 53%, growing faster than any other place of care
This emerging mode of care, increasingly being paid for, outpaced care from urgent care centers and retail clinics.
Cat videos, Coke and other habits you should advise your patients against
People are watching less TV spending more time on the computer or mobile phone, while kids don’t drink enough water. Advise your patients about these and other unhealthy habits.
4 steps to creating an effective physician well-being program
By using evidence-based interventions, health systems, practices and medical schools can create meaningful wellness programs to combat burnout.
New AMA platform helps physicians find, track and report CME
The AMA Ed Hub’s vast array of educational offerings makes it easier for doctors to stay up to date while meeting licensure and maintenance of certification needs.