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Should Physicians Treat Family and Friends? Three Experts Weigh In

Should Physicians Treat Family and Friends? Three Experts Weigh In

Several notable medical societies have issued ethical statements discouraging physicians from treating family members and friends.

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Practice Management Communication-Based Intervention Increases Goals-of-Care Discussions Between Physicians, Patients With Serious Illness

Communication-Based Intervention Increases Goals-of-Care Discussions Between Physicians, Patients With Serious Illness

Good clinician communication on the goals of care for patients with serious illness is associated with improved patient outcomes and reduced intensity of end-of-life care.

Practice Management Hospital-Owned Practices Associated With Positive Workplace Perceptions Among Staff

Hospital-Owned Practices Associated With Positive Workplace Perceptions Among Staff

Findings suggest that staff may be critical to building overall practice adaptive reserve and for providing the energy for continuing quality improvement.

Practice Management New Laws Are Needed to Protect Health Data Shared Online

New Laws Are Needed to Protect Health Data Shared Online

People often reveal detailed, sensitive data about their health via new technologies.

Practice Management Increase in Fellowship Applicants Reflects Growing Interest in Rheumatology

Increase in Fellowship Applicants Reflects Growing Interest in Rheumatology

The increase in annual applicants to rheumatology fellowship positions has increased since 2014.

Practice Management FDA Announces New Drug Shortages Task Force

FDA Announces New Drug Shortages Task Force

Gottlieb said "The charge to this new task force is to look for holistic solutions to addressing the underlying causes for these [drug] shortages."

Practice Management Peer-Led Education Helps Physicians Save Time With EHRs

Peer-Led Education Helps Physicians Save Time With EHRs

A peer-based education program can improve the efficiency of electronic health record use.

Practice Management Putting Patients in the Physician's Seat: Smartphone Technology Is Changing the Healthcare Landscape

Putting Patients in the Physician's Seat: Smartphone Technology Is Changing the Healthcare Landscape

Apple recently rolled out a new addition to its Health app, granting hundreds of patients access to their medical history.

Practice Management International Group Develops Best Practices for Drug Packaging

International Group Develops Best Practices for Drug Packaging

Nine new drug labeling and packaging guidelines have been developed with an aim of reducing medication errors.

Practice Management As Immigration Policies Tighten, Physician Shortage Concerns Grow

As Immigration Policies Tighten, Physician Shortage Concerns Grow

The travel ban on citizens from several Middle Eastern countries has affected several faculty members and students, some of whom were in the process of completing courses or exams that would allow them to apply for residencies.

Practice Management When Physicians Become Patients: Challenges in Seeking Health Care

When Physicians Become Patients: Challenges in Seeking Health Care

Physicians who are caring for other physicians should treat them as they would any other patient and not allow them to take control of their illness.

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