The decisions of medical health-care professionals like doctors and nurse practitioners are more legally significant than ever before since they are determining vaccination exemptions.
It’s human nature to unconsciously rely on quick rules to help make spur-of-the-moment decisions. New research finds physicians use these shortcuts, too, which can be bad news for some patients.
Mistakes at the hands of health care providers are a major cause of death in the US. And many of the blunders are a byproduct of the system.
Although stretched thin and imperfect, health care workers do our best for everyone who needs us, regardless of the personal choices people have made.
Rates of burnout have increased alarmingly among health-care workers during the pandemic. Unless the system provides more support to its already depleted workforce, staff shortages may get worse.
Nigeria must increase its testing capacity and do more genomic studies to deal effectively with the Delta variant of COVID-19.
Because little scientific evidence exists for trans medical treatments, doctors are often wary when working with trans people, even if they realize it’s in the patients’ best interests to do so.
It’s common to find medical doctors providing supportive health services and in the process getting distracted from their main clinical job concerns.
Generally speaking, fault can only be proven when the doctor has acted outside of the professional standard of care.
Medical education has not kept up with genetic discoveries — primary care physicians require more genetics and genomics training.
Hospitals have a lot of room to reduce, reuse and recycle supplies – as many were forced to discover during the pandemic.
Canadian government travel restrictions are an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19 variants. But vague language around exemptions for medical travel may confuse the physicians who can grant them.
Professor of Defence Mental Health, King’s College London
People who feel their work is a calling have more resilience against the negative effects of overwork and stress, but this comes at a cost.
Three women of color with Ph.D.s weigh in on their experience being in the academic field.
Hospitals are losing staff to quarantines as rural COVID-19 cases rise, and administrators fear flu season will make it worse. And then there’s the politics.
Patients have a stake in the relationship between doctors and pharmaceutical companies, so the CMA’s current review of its guidelines for doctor/pharma interactions is everybody’s business.
Decoding doctors’ writing can unlock vital health data.
Many more people need long-term specialist care, or are waiting a long time for elective surgery. These and other factors tell us we need to update how specialist referrals work.
Teaching deaf babies sign language improves the success of cochlear implants – and also safeguards their long-term physical and mental health.