Sleep-deprived paramedics are less able to understand how their patients feel.
New research shows overworked, sleep-deprived health-care professionals are less empathetic to their patient’s needs compared to when they are well-rested.
Many hospitals outsource services to specialized companies.
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Outsourcing is common in many hospitals. But when health care systems outsource certain clinical tasks to separate companies, costs can go up, quality of care can fall and patients can be harmed.
Students enter the workplace as front-line workers. Understanding their role in the health team is key.
If universities produce graduates who can work effectively in a team, the healthcare system will be strengthened and this would improve the health outcomes for patients.
D.O.s like Sean Conley, physician to the president, can face stigma from people who don’t understand the practice.
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Almost 10% of physicians in the US are doctors of osteopathic medicine, and that proportion is rising. Their medical knowledge matches that of other doctors; the difference is the philosophy behind it.
White House physician Sean Conley gives an update on the patient-in-chief on Oct. 3.
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When a celebrity, politician or other influential person checks in, a health care team can feel pressured to give in to a VIP’s wishes.
Touch is central to empathy because the person being touched is also touching back.
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A give-and-take between patient and provider is essential to patient care. As the COVID-19 pandemic ushers in a new era of medicine, one doctor wonders if this connection will be lost.
UK’s Dr Bawa-Garba had an otherwise good record as a doctor, before being found guilty of manslaughter.
A UK doctor was struck off and then later reinstated after being charged with manslaughter. This is the right decision, as the criminal court is not the best place to deal with doctors’ errors.