Tag Archive for ‘difficult patient’

YFA Essay Contest winner: Promise of the profession: The chance to be human

Ellen Thomason, MD, MPH, FACS, a vascular surgeon in Seattle, WA, describes her experience as a patient and how it changed her outlook as a surgeon.

Talking the talk: The keys to effective workplace communication

The role of communication in determining a surgeon’s success is explored in this article, which offers advice for conveying information to surgical team colleagues and patients, and provides advice for negotiating contracts.

2012 RAS-ACS essay contest: Treating the Difficult Patient

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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