Tag Archive for ‘physician-patient relationship’
A surgeon’s Woodstock
The selfless actions of a surgeon who treated patients at the iconic Woodstock Festival underscore the range of surgical skills and compassion that surgeons of all generations would benefit from possessing.
Rural surgery: The road less traveled
This month’s column describes the career pathway that led a general surgeon from the New York State Tri-City Area to rural Oregon.
Can communication proficiency mitigate moral distress among surgeons? A case study and call to action
Moral distress and its potential effects on patient care are described using a case study in which an inexperienced resident must deliver difficult news without mentoring from the attending.
Looking forward – June 2018
Establishing a patient-surgeon relationship that is built on trust is the focus of this month’s column.
Surgeon credits trauma system he helped to create with saving his life
The experiences of a trauma surgeon turned patient reveal the high level of care he received through the Arkansas Trauma System—a network he helped to create.
A trauma surgeon on trial
Lessons learned from a trauma surgeon who was sued for a lack of “reasonable care and diligence,” including his experiences during the trial process, are shared.
To protect and serve: The ethical dilemma of allowing police access to trauma patients
The surgeon’s responsibilities when treating a patient who is remanded to police custody are discussed including a case study that highlights ethical factors to consider regarding law enforcement access to a patient.
New resources for surgeons to obtain true informed consent
New informed consent resources developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and The Joint Commission are summarized.
Trust: The keystone of the physician-patient relationship
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.
Talking through time: Trends in communication and the evolving patient-physician relationship
This article describes the effects of technology on patient-physician interactions and illustrates how patient access to medical information affects clinical decision making.
Exploring the limits of surgeon disclosure: Where are the boundaries?
The subject of this article—the benefits and challenges associated with surgeon disclosure—will be debated at this year’s RAS-ACS Symposium at Clinical Congress 2016 in Washington, DC.
When states practice medicine: Physician gag laws
As a physician, you ask your patients a number of personal questions during the course of exams in order to provide the best care.