Post Tagged with: "medical education"

Paul Levy, Host of (Not) Running a Hospital

A Modern Hippocratic Oath

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September 18, 2014

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PROVIDERS:

As we further consider the physician development and training issues in our society, it is illustrative to turn to the oath taken by doctors in training as they begin their careers.

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Tracy Granzyk MS, Managing Editor, Educate the Young

What Does Transparency in Healthcare Mean to You?

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August 5, 2014

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EDUCATION:

Yesterday’s afternoon discussion at Telluride East was focused on “Transparency”, a buzzword for many in healthcare today, but a concept that holds tremendous meaning for patient safety and caregiver well-being for those who walk the talk.

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Joan Justice, Director Special Projects,
Patient Empowerment Network

How to Communicate with Patients When Words Won’t Work

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July 29, 2014

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PROVIDERS:

What if you were a patient with a serious illness, alone in a hospital and you couldn’t communicate verbally with the medical staff?

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Kenny Lin, MD, The Common Sense Family Doctor

Nurturing the next generation of diverse family physicians

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July 28, 2014

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EDUCATION:

The bottom line on national statistics on college graduation rates is that “rich kids graduate; poor and working-class kids don’t.” And surprisingly, graduation rates have little relationship to natural ability and much more to do with confidence, rooted in one’s socioeconomic background.

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More (or less) Hope and Change (for the worse) In Healthcare: Are Doctor Shortages Really All Due To Training Bottlenecks?

More (or less) Hope and Change (for the worse) In Healthcare: Are Doctor Shortages Really All Due To Training Bottlenecks?

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July 22, 2014

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EDUCATION:

There is no doubt that Affordable Care Act has changed the landscape of medicine in the US. Now, private practice is becoming a thing of the past. Financial pressures, increasing regulatory requirements, electronic medical records and outrageously complex coding systems are forcing long time private physicians to enter into agreements with academic centers and large hospital systems in order to survive.

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Joan Justice, Director Special Projects,
Patient Empowerment Network

Advanced Care Planning: What to Do Now

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July 21, 2014

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Cancer:

This is ultimately an individual and very personal decision. However, family members need to hear and respect your viewpoint, so include them in the conversation early on.

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Kenny Lin, MD, The Common Sense Family Doctor

Now that’s government waste: $10 billion per year to train the wrong physicians

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July 16, 2014

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POLICY:

Two of my colleagues asked why, given the expected influx of millions of newly insured patients into primary care, and an estimated shortfall of more than 50,000 primary care physicians by 2025, the organization had not identified expansion of primary care training as a financial priority.

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Tracy Granzyk MS, Managing Editor, Educate the Young

Judgment, Fact and Anxiety

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June 28, 2014

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EDUCATION:

During the Resident Patient Safety Summer Camp in Telluride two weeks ago, the group joined in an emotional discussion led by one of our patient advocates, Carole Hemmelgarn, also a graduate and educator for the University of Illinois Medical Center’s MS in Patient Safety Leadership. Carole’s talk centered around communication, and the power words hold within the healthcare environment…

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So Many Heroes Among Us – A Thanks to All Caregivers

So Many Heroes Among Us – A Thanks to All Caregivers

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June 26, 2014

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EDUCATION:

At this year’s Patient Safety Summer Camp, John Nance, a pioneer in aviation safety, spoke about the similarities between aviation and healthcare, highlighting the importance of Teamwork, Effective Communication, Leadership, and the power of Debriefing after all activities.

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FJ’s Journey to Patient-Centered Healthcare

FJ’s Journey to Patient-Centered Healthcare

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June 23, 2014

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EDUCATION:

When her Dad stopped by to congratulate us on our tenth anniversary, and to personally thank us for the patient safety work we do each year in Telluride, he also shared that like many others, healthcare lapses have touched his family as well…

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