Making the decision to approve heroic measures to save a loved one’s life can be fraught with emotion, so anxious family …
Doctors & Nurses
To get their patients up to date on their vaccines and screenings, doctors should make sure they get health checkups themselves.
Giving residents less time on duty and more time to sleep was supposed to lead to fewer medical errors. But the latest research shows that’s not the case. What’s going on?
Doctors’ biases may influence how they care for their obese patients.
A study shows physicians may care more than you think about their patients’ pain.
When it comes to healthy behaviors, don’t look to hospital workers as role models
A U.S. Senator’s daughter launches a nonprofit volunteer program to improve health care both in the developing world and at home
Burnout and poor work-life balance are a bigger problem for doctors than other professions
In hospitals, tablets save serious time — and let patients see their health in high res
“Don’t get sick in July.”
This is a common refrain in teaching hospitals. It’s driven by the academic calendar: July is when the new interns — fresh out of medical school — start work. It’s also when the senior …
At one Indiana medical school, students are taught to think of their cadavers as their first patients — and may even meet their families. Critics contend this may cross an ethical line and put students in an uncomfortable position.