By  | December 30, 2015 |  1
Since the 1970s the kingdom of Bhutan’s leaders have believed that the country’s “Gross National Happiness” is more important than its gross national product. They actually started measuring Gross National Happiness in 2010. When I think about factors contributing to sustainability in hospital medicine, I wonder if hospitalist group leaders should be measuring “Gross Group […]
By  | December 28, 2015 |  0
by Anna Arroyo Plasencia, MD, SFHM You have probably already seen SHM’s Action Alert, Crisis in the Mental Health System.  I would have missed this item if a colleague hadn’t mentioned it, though, this could not have come at a better time. America’s mental health system is broken! As hospitalists, we are constantly asked to […]
By  | December 22, 2015 |  0
SHM’s Before the White Coat podcast, hospitalist satisfaction, Choosing Wisely and Journal of Hospital Medicine research are featured in the latest roundup of media articles about the specialty. After celebrating its six-month anniversary, SHM’s podcast, Before the White Coat, was highlighted in a Modern Healthcare article — in print and online — reviewing the inspiration for […]
By  | December 22, 2015 |  0
Hospital Allegory:  (Special thanks to Keiki Hinami). Three scientists are tromping through the wilds of a previously uncharted rain forest. They are captured by blood thirsty aborigines who scream and chant at them. The Chief approaches the first scientist as asks him, “Do you want death or do you want cheech?”  The natives whoop and […]
By  | December 17, 2015 |  0
We’ve all seen hundreds of commercials of companies advertising products and services with a money back guarantee. The Men’s Warehouse, for example, has been guaranteeing to men across the globe for over a decade, “You’re going to like the way you look; I guarantee it!” But to date, no one has made such a “guarantee” […]
By  | December 15, 2015 |  1
by Chris Moriates, MD Paul Kalanithi was a neurosurgeon and writer. He was not a neurosurgeon who just so happened to write. And he was certainly not a writer who just so happened to perform craniotomies. He spent a life devoted to developing both sides of his brain – exercising them rigorously, never letting one […]