Developed by medical faculty at Duke, the University of Pittsburgh and several other medical schools, “Oncotalk” is part of a burgeoning effort to teach doctors an essential but often overlooked skill: clinical empathy

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When you face a choice about hotels, restaurants or cars, the chances are you head to the Web for help. Online ratings have become essential tools for modern consumers. Health care is no exception to the ratings game, especially when it comes to hospitals

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There is an increasing body of evidence to suggest that significant quantities of medicines and medical products, especially in low and middle-income countries, are of poor quality. Malaria researcher and drug quality expert Professor Paul Newton, of the Lao-Oxford-Mahosot Hospital-Wellcome Trust Research Unit in Laos, explains the latest research findings

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Life After Death

February 20, 2015

The world is starting to forget about Ebola. The village of Barkedu can’t

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Community consultation is the only way to study issues in emergency medicine. “If you require consent for all clinical studies you end up getting into a Catch-22 where you can never systematically learn about anything in an emergency setting,” said Nancy Kass, deputy director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. “A person having a heart attack cannot give consent.”

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For three years, Dr. Robert Green, a researcher at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, has been painstakingly gathering genetic data on thousands of Alzheimer’s patients, trying to figure out whether genetic differences explain why the disease progresses over a quarter century in some people and kills others within five years

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Matthew DeCamp, MD, PhD discusses the factors that influence physician referrals and his roadmap for how health care organizations can influence referrals in ways that respect choice and protect patient well-being

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Join our Cynda Rushton as she presents this free #nursingethics webinar on quality and efficiency in healthcare. Monday July 28, 2014. 7-8pm EDT.

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