by Jennifer Chevinsky, BS
A medical student comes into the hospital wearing his favorite pair of old, ripped, dirty jeans.
A physician ‘pimps’ a medical student and publicly shames her when she doesn’t know the answer.
A nurse tells the patient that he really does not like working with the case manager on the medical service.
A resident presents her patient to the attending, including a complete physical exam that she did not perform.
In recent years, increased focus has been placed on the concept of professionalism in medicine by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME), Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), and Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).…
Vanitas (by Peter Claesz) means "emptiness" - the meaninglessness of earthly life and the transient nature of vanity.
Estate Planning in the 21st Century: Seismic Shifts and Predictions for the Future
The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC Law Journal) announces a Call For Papers on the following topics:
Estate planning has radical...
The Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care has a CFP for a special thematic issue on ethical issues at the end of life.
Following last week's demurrer by Defendant Rosen, this week, Children's Hospital Oakland filed its own demurrer in the medical malpractice action filed by the family of Jahi McMath.
Almost the entire brief is devoted to the question of her sta...
<div style="font-size: 11.1999998092651px; line-height: 19.0400009155273px;">Apple recently announced that they will update their health app, HealthKit, to include reproductive health. Many were critical of the original app because although it can track a wide range of health indicators, such as BMI, sleep, sodium intake, number of falls, etc., it neglected reproductive health. Specifically, <a href="http://fusion.net/story/100781/apple-ios-update-new-version-of-healthkit-still-doesnt-track-periods/">it is problematic</a> that the app includes some obscure health indicators, like selenium intake, but not menstrual cycle, which affects half of the population. While there are other apps that are specifically geared toward women's reproductive health, it is troubling that an iPhone app that comes standard with the phone would exclude something so central to women's health as menstruation. Some believe that the omission of reproductive health from HealthKit is due to the fact that the tech world, including Apple, is dominated by men. </div>
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<div style="font-size: 11.1999998092651px; line-height: 19.0400009155273px;">The new the updated app is a huge improvement because it includes a variety of reproductive health indicators like menstruation, basal body temperature, and spotting. The broad range of reproductive health indicators helps women keep track of their reproductive health in general and specifically for women looking to prevent pregnancy and for women looking to achieve pregnancy. This is an important addition because too often reproductive health is overlooked or not considered part of "real" healthcare. The addition of the reproductive health category in HealthKit technology not only acknowledges the reproductive health issues specific to many women, but also normalizes them.</div>
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Relics is a 15-minute film about a salesman who tries to sell his miraculous cleaning machine to a sick woman and her skeptical daughter, on the day that the woman asked her daughter to help her end her own life. It's a comedy! Sort of...
This week, I added a Paypal donation button to my website to help cover cost, such as obtaining court documents from PACER and state court websites.
I want to thank the first four individuals (L.I., S.D., S.C., and T.P.) who donated.
Heartfelt is a volunteer organisation of professional photographers from all over Australia dedicated to giving the gift of photographic memories to families that have experienced stillbirths, premature births, or have children with serious and termina...