For many health care professionals, successfully managing uncertainty means recognizing that surety is complicated and illusory and knowledge is iterative and provisional rather than definitive.
Sexist and racial/ethnic microaggressions against female and minority surgeons and anesthesiologists are prevalent and linked to burnout.
Only 7% of respondents said COVID-19 had motivated them to have a conversation with loved ones about their wishes if they became severely ill
We speak with Mildred Solomon, EdD, President of the Hastings Center and Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, where she directs the school’s Fellowship in Bioethics, about the COVID-19 pandemic, health equity, and vaccine distribution.
This approach to communication is explained, along with strategies for practicing the approach when treating patients from these communities.
Whatever strategy you employ to encourage vaccinations, it is important to be respectful and empathize with your patient’s concerns and perspectives.
Findings revealed in national survey of US adults with family incomes of less than $125,000
Medical ethicist David J. Alfandre, MD, MS, addresses the quandary of deciding who gets priority in the allocation of healthcare resources, an issue of particular relevance today now that COVID-19 vaccinations are underway.
In the event of a likely scarcity of COVID-19 vaccines, a framework must be developed to inform who should get priority.
Prioritization of patients’ well-being can lead physicians to neglect their own well-being, including their mental health.