Danielle Ofri, “The rain was coming down in torrents and my shoes were not up to the job. Nevertheless, I pressed forward along the soggy blocks. My 91-year-old patient and I had been together for some 20 years — honestly I’d lost count — so this was the least I could do.”

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Driven by fear of malpractice. Johns Hopkins research team conducts national survey of more than 2,000 physicians

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What happens when social media posts have potential to compromise care? Our Silvana Barone investigates

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When a receptionist hands out a form to fill out at a doctor’s office, the questions are usually about medical issues: What’s the visit for? Are you allergic to anything? Up to date on vaccines? But some health organizations are now asking much more general questions: Do you have trouble paying your bills? Do you feel safe at home? Do you have enough to eat?

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“Physicians and patients have no reasonable expectation of privacy in the highly regulated prescription drug industry,” District Judge David Nuffer wrote

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Our Silvana Barone and Yoram Unguru write, “Euthanasia could be viewed as iatrogenic insofar as it results in an outcome (death) that some might consider inherently negative. However, this perspective fails to acknowledge that death, the outcome of euthanasia, is not an inadvertent or preventable complication but rather the goal of the medical intervention…”

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Stacey Lee, an assistant professor at JHU’s Carey Business School, suggests a more transparent process for patients

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Striking a Balance

July 24, 2017

Between Safe Spaces and Physician Skill in Medicine

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