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Trust: The keystone of the physician-patient relationship(Comments Off on Trust: The keystone of the physician-patient relationship)

January 1, 2017

Trust is the basis for a productive physician-patient according to Dr. Pellegrini, who summarizes his John J. Conley Ethics and Philosophy Lecture presented at Clinical Congress 2016.

Figure 1. A paradigm that fulFIlls the adage “Primum non nocere”

Primum non nocere: A therapeutic imperative for modern wound care

The need for products that help acute and chronic wounds to heal without causing undue harm to healing tissue is the focus of this month’s column.

Surgery in Maryland: Guidelines for navigating health care reform

This column describes Maryland’s health care reform efforts, including the implementation of an all-payor rate system and state-wide budgets overseen by a central state commission, which may serve as a model for other states seeking to lower costs and improve quality.

ACS Surgeon Workforce Subcommittee develops Onboarding Checklist for Surgeons

The Onboarding Checklist for Surgeons—a summary of action items for consideration by a new surgeon and the partner, group, or hospital employer—is the focus of this month’s column.

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Surgical skills competitions at ACS chapter meetings can increase resident engagement

This month’s column describes surgical skills competitions and their role in increasing resident involvement at the Massachusetts Chapter of the ACS annual meeting.


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