Open Doors, by @ReginaHolliday Short answer: because I and my fellow physicians went into medicine to support the ability of every human being to achieve their life goals.* *see my note at the bottom of this post about the physician role Capital Transpride is May 18, 2013, in Washington, DC. Kaiser Permanente is a Gold Sponsor … Continue reading Why I’m going to Capital TransPride this weekend
AMA – AMA Policy – Professionalism in the Use of Social Media – This was posted recently and it is a good piece of work that will promote physician (and patient) discussion about the professional role and use of social media. Tip to Jane Sarasohn-Kahn ( @healthythinker ) for writing it up in her I-try-to-read-every-post … Continue reading AMA Policy – Professionalism in the Use of Social Media
amednews: Participatory medicine: A high-tech alliance with patients – Jan. 18, 2010, Interviewed in American Medical News, article discussing the potential of participatory medicine enabled by technology (one of the best uses of technology is to enable participation)
McLaren P. The right to know. [Internet]. BMJ 1991;303(6808):937-938. Shenkin BN, Warner DC. Sounding board. Giving the patient his medical record: a proposal to improve the system [Internet]. N. Engl. J. Med 1973 Sep;289(13):688-692 I’m not that smart and my ideas are not that unique. This is why I enjoy writing the posts that are … Continue reading Now Reading: “Concern that sharing information with patients may cause sustained psychological distress is probably unfounded”
Quality of Care & e-Patients – Commentary by Gilles Frydman at e-patients.net. As he points out, the American Medical Association continues to demonstrate a distinctive approach to change.
Post: JAY PARKINSON + MD + MPH The one twist for me is that my experience working within a multispecialty group has taught me that specialists are exceptional people and are as interested in the health of communities as any primary care specialist (we’re all specialists, to be accurate, I am one in family medicine). … Continue reading Change the Profession
I was alerted to this editorial by Susannah Fox’s post about it on e-patients.net, and I really liked that this topic (generational issues) is getting coverage in the medical literature: JAMA — Web Searching for Information About Physicians, July 9, 2008, Gorrindo and Groves 300 (2): 213 The medical community is experiencing the same GenX, … Continue reading JAMA: It’s Official – there’s tension between older and younger physicians