Verbal and physical attacks against health care workers are common

21Jun
2017

A Piece of My Mind: Speak Up – JAMA (free)

“Verbal and physical attacks against health care workers are common, are underreported, and have lasting consequences in the form of persistent fear”.

 

Opinion: The practice of radiology needs to change

21Jun
2017

Giles Maskell: The practice of radiology needs to change – The BMJ Opinion (free)

“The practice of radiology is unsafe and needs to change says, Giles Maskell” (RT see Tweet)

 

Who Should Assess the Needs of and Care for a Dementia Patient’s Caregiver?

20Jun
2017

Who Should Assess the Needs of and Care for a Dementia Patient’s Caregiver? – AMA Journal of Ethics (free)

“Physicians have an obligation to check in on dementia patients’ caregivers, and provide support if necessary” (RT @JournalofEthics see Tweet)

 

What Moral Distress in Nursing History Could Suggest about the Future of Health Care

20Jun
2017

Why are doctors killing themselves

19Jun
2017

Doctors are prone to burn-out and depression. We need to take care

16Jun
2017

Free online risk assessment tool can help reduce costs of occupational musculoskeletal injuries

13Jun
2017

Working while sick

12Jun
2017

Working with influenza-like illness: Presenteeism among US health care personnel during the 2014-2015 influenza season – American Journal of Infection Control (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Working while sick – ACP Internist (free) AND Health worker survey reveals many work during flu illness – CIDRAP (free)

Over 40% of surveyed health care personnel worked with self-reported influenza-like illness. “To reduce levels of health-worker–associated flu transmission, the researchers said that misconceptions about working while sick and sick leave policies both need to be addressed” (from CIDRAP)

 

Healthcare Providers Shouldn’t Come to Work While Sick, but They Do — Here’s Why

31May
2017

Why Physician Burnout Is Endemic, and How Health Care Must Respond

24Apr
2017

Survey and commentaries: Why Physician Burnout Is Endemic, and How Health Care Must Respond – NEJM Catalyst (free)

Increased in clerical burden seems to be one of the leading causes, heavily influenced by expanded and more comprehensive use of electronic health records. More on the burden of administrative tasks in healthcare in our April 21 issue, see #5.

 

Syncope and Its Impact on Occupational Accidents and Employment

20Apr
2017

Putting Patients First by Reducing Administrative Tasks in Health Care

29Mar
2017

Putting Patients First by Reducing Administrative Tasks in Health Care: A Position Paper of the American College of Physicians (free)

See also: ACP: Stop Saddling Docs With Administrative Tasks – MedPage Today (free registration required)

“It’s time for all those involved in the healthcare industry to reevaluate and reduce the administrative task burden placed on clinicians” (from MedPage commentary above).

 

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