Do or Do Not? | Medical Ethical Dilemmas Facing Physicians
Oct19

Do or Do Not? | Medical Ethical Dilemmas Facing Physicians

Physicians face numerous medical ethical dilemmas on a daily basis, ranging from serious to minor. When faced with an ethical question, what is a physician’s proper response? Keep reading to find out some of the most common medical ethical dilemmas that physicians face today and how to handle them correctly. 6 Common Medical Ethical Dilemmas 1. Sharing end-of-life news with patients One of the most common ethical dilemmas...

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Ageism in Healthcare | Examples and Effects
Aug24

Ageism in Healthcare | Examples and Effects

Did you know that, as of 2015, one in five adults report age discrimination in healthcare settings? Ageism in healthcare is very real and common in healthcare, especially for the elderly. It can cause surprising effects on a senior’s health. If they experience ageism frequently, older adults are more likely to develop new or worsened disability, a study says. Keep reading to find out more about ageism in healthcare and its...

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New Truths Revealed about Sexual Harassment in Healthcare
Jul19

New Truths Revealed about Sexual Harassment in Healthcare

A newly released study reveals some shocking statistics about patients sexually harassing physicians. Medscape published a study in July exposing some hard truths about what it’s like working as a physician and the unprofessional side to the patient-doctor relationship. Sexual harassment in healthcare is happening more often than we think. It happens among co-workers, but more so between patients and doctors. As a locum tenens...

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Malpractice Protection for ER Docs
May11

Malpractice Protection for ER Docs

Medical malpractice has actually become quite common in the healthcare industry. More and more, healthcare workers are being held accountable for his or her actions. Luckily, there are plenty of ways you can ensure that you’re protected against medical malpractice. Currently, medical malpractice legislation aimed at protecting physicians is reportedly having a positive effect in several U.S. states. This type of legislative...

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Tough Choices: Chemotherapy in Older Patients
Apr23

Tough Choices: Chemotherapy in Older Patients

As we grow older, treating cancer can become even more difficult than it already is. As we age, our body breaks down, and while chemotherapy is often the most successful treatment option, it can also be the most harmful for older patients. Chemotherapy in older patients poses a wide variety of risks, and in many cases, your older patients just simply aren’t equipped physically to handle the rigors of treatment. It can be tough as a...

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Managing Allergies at Work | Stopping the Sniffles
Apr16

Managing Allergies at Work | Stopping the Sniffles

If you work in a healthcare setting, it’s no surprise that you might find yourself with a runny nose, itchy throat, or dry eyes. However, the culprit won’t always be an illness that’s been transferred from one of your patients. In fact, with Spring approaching, it’s most likely something completely different. Allergy season is rapidly approaching, which means that you might find yourself managing allergies at work. It’s estimated that...

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