Category Archives: Medical Education

The 36-hour shift

I was reading the paper this morning over my tea and crumpets when this headline caught my attention: “First-year doctors would be allowed to work 24-hour shifts under new rules” Now there’s a topic near to my heart, so I … Continue reading

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Book club! How Doctors Think

Hi, everybody!  For about 2 months I’ve been yammering both in this blog and on the radio broadcast about the current Healthy Matters online book club selection, and it’s time to get to it!  As they say in billiards .. … Continue reading

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The stethoscope of the 21st century?

“That it will ever come into general use, notwithstanding its value, is extremely doubtful; because its beneficial application requires much time and gives a good bit of trouble both to the patient and the practitioner; because its hue and character … Continue reading

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Reflections on bias in health care

Do black people feel less pain than white people?  Are overweight people at fault for developing diabetes?  Do doctors evaluate symptoms differently if a white man reports them than if a black woman reports them? Most of us would emphatically … Continue reading

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