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I hate online modules. Perhaps my reflex repulsion stems from my experience – ok, experiences – completing online traffic school courses. Those timers forcing you to stay on a page for a specific amount of time. The ridiculous quizzes that don’t actually teach you anything.…
Recently, a friend forwarded this blog post to me. In this post, the author, a physician, expresses concern both about the number of clinical hours that an NP needs to be licensed as well as the use of the title “doctor” for NP providers. (While…
There have been recent discussions in the lay media about a growing trend of litigation cases focused not on the “right to live”, but rather on the “right to die”. These cases have involved patients who received aggressive treatment, despite having documentation of their wishes…
SHM & Hospital Medicine in the News: May 25 – June 8, 2017 Check out the latest hospital medicine and SHM-related stories in mainstream and healthcare news. For the full stories, click on the links below: Robert Harrington, MD, SFHM, past president of SHM, brings…
I sometimes joke that hospitalists are the medicine version of the mullet haircut – you know, all business in "the front" (i.e. the patient care area) and all party in "the back" (i.e. the work room). In "the back", the usual scenario is to complain…
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