Physician bias in clinical reasoning, lack of empathy, and inadequate communication skills can give patients a sense that their health issues are being dismissed or ignored.
Health care providers should avoid talking about specific patients even when members of the public or patients are not present.
From an ethics perspective, giving and receiving feedback is central to quality improvement at both an individual and institutional level.
Health care providers should try not to make the common mistake of assuming that they have not contributed even in a small way to a conflict.
Survey findings highlight the need to train staff on comprehensive conservative care.
Patients with stage 4 diabetic kidney disease are understudied and lack treatment options.
To ensure equity, data collection and reporting on organ donation by incarcerated individuals need to improve.
Findings seen for 21 drug approvals between 2018 and 2021, with only one-third needing postmarketing studies
Program would allow inmates to receive sentence reductions of 60 days to one year after donating organs or bone marrow
Timely discussions about end-of-life preferences can ensure patients with advanced cancer receive care that aligns with their goals, experts say.