Reframing surgical leadership in 2017: Surgeon-scientist or surgeon-advocate?(Comments Off on Reframing surgical leadership in 2017: Surgeon-scientist or surgeon-advocate?)
The subject of this article—the benefits and challenges associated with the surgeon-scientist and the surgeon-advocate roles—will be debated at this year’s RAS-ACS Symposium at Clinical Congress 2017 in San Diego, CA.
The topic of this year’s Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons Symposium was Exploring the Limits of Surgeon Disclosure: Where Are the Boundaries? Read the first place essays submitted from both sides of the debate.
This essay supports a critical analysis of how to achieve true informed consent from surgical patients and the effects of surgeon disclosure.
This essay suggests that without conclusive evidence to confirm outcomes, surgeon disclosure might pander to public fears rather than improve patient safety.
Each year, the Communications Committee of the Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS) selects a topic of interest to young surgeons and solicits essays from RAS-ACS members. Essays are judged by a panel of Communications Committee members, and the author of the winning essay receives $500. In addition, that essay and other leading submissions are published in the Bulletin. Unfortunately, the papers from the 2012 essay contest on Treating the Difficult Patient were never published. The Bulletin is pleased to present them now in this special supplement.
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- First-place essay: Familial ties in treating the difficult patient
- Pregnant with hematemesis
- Under your nose
- Patience with the difficult patient
- Avoid getting kicked
- Treating the difficult patient can be a long journey
- Finding my friend’s heart in the difficult patient
- Doctor heal thyself…because we won’t
- Punched in the face
- Treating the difficult patient may require stepping out of your comfort zone