Tag: patients

Blog Posts (11)

April 19, 2012

Cancer Patients Are Mum About Care Problems

A study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology reports via Reuters Health today that cancer patients rarely tell anyone about the problems with the care they receive.…

August 18, 2010

TSA Has A Good Body Image...and Is Keeping It On File.

No, I’m not talking about how one feels about oneself when they look in the mirror. I’m talking about the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) who is taking tens of thousands of full body images of travelers going through scanners at major airports.…

August 5, 2010

A Patient Is Rescued, From Melodrama

Theresa Brown, R.N. is right to point out on Tara Parker Pope’s Well Blog that most depictions of health care on television are sensationalized, over-dramatized, not particularly realistic characterizations of health care today.…

March 23, 2010

Doc, Will You "Friend" Me?

It comes as no surprise, to me anyway, that doctors would be catching on to the value of social networking on Facebook for marketing of their practices.…

May 7, 2009

Victims and Vectors

If you haven’t read enough about pandemics and ethics or the swine flu yet (and seriously who hasn’t read enough about this), the OUP Blog is recommending some additional reading written by philosophers Leslie Francis and Peggy Battin, as well as Jay Jacobson and Charles Smith called Patients as Victim and Vector: Ethic and Infectious Disease.…

April 23, 2009

Toto, We're Not in Kansas Anymore, or Texas, Or Seattle Grace Hospital, For That Matter

For as much as it might seem okay for as much as it happens in prime time TV medical dramas or daytime soap operas, there doesn’t seem to be a medical board out there or the American Medical Association, for that matter, that thinks it’s okay for doctors to have a romantic relationship with patients.…

March 23, 2009

What Are Doctors Asking Teen Patients About?

Should parents be listening in when doctors ask their teenage sons and daughters medical questions? At what age are “tweens” and older teens entitled to some medical privacy?…

March 9, 2009

Who's Scared of A Little Online Feedback? Doctors.

Professors have a website for it, so do plumbers. So why are physicians all up in arms over websites that would allow online ratings and feedback of patient experiences?…

February 10, 2009

Build It and They Will Come....Not To Use It

According to the L.A. Times Booster Shots blog, doctors who use electronic drug-prescribing systems and receive warnings about potentially fatal drug interactions they are prescribing for patients simply ignore them.…

October 24, 2008

Nurse, Give This Patient a Placebo.

A new study published in British Medical Journal has shown that almost half of internists have prescribed drugs that were expected to have nothing more than placebo effect.…