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Only in a Rural Community (0)

April 1, 2022

Describes the atypical experiences of a rural surgeon practicing for more than 40 years in northwest Kansas.

Importance of surgeon engagement in surgical health policy advocacy

Summarizes the goals of the Surgical Care Coalition, a group of 13 surgical organizations formed in 2020 with the common aim of improving quality of care for all patients through advocacy-related work.

Patient autonomy and end-of-life care: A COVID-19 story

The author describes a difficult decision involving patient autonomy and end-of-life care in the form of a phone call, during the height of New York City’s pandemic crisis, from a woman who  sounded to be in respiratory distress but refused to go to the hospital.

Where does equity start? An American surgeon’s northern exposure

The author describes how the prevailing inequities in the provision of health care in the U.S. are most likely to be overcome only when health care is considered a fundamental right of every citizen.

Trauma nights: Caring for our patients and ourselves

A resident describes her experience during night call at a Level I trauma center and calls for the development of coping strategies for overcoming grief for future generations of trauma surgeons.

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