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Holistic vs. Fragmented Health Care

Dr. Denise Nagel | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Denise Nagel

While I applaud educating physicians to be better communicators, a prescriptive "say this... not that" as suggested in the Wall Street Journal is not going to solve the problem. Genuine empathy is only partly conveyed by the words you say.

It's Time to Jumpstart Quality Improvement Initiatives in Medical Training

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 02.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Where quality improvement was once a glimmering idealistic notion conjured up by a few pockets of ambitious doctors, it is fast becoming recognized as a permanent fixture in our nation's medical infrastructure.

Want To Improve Health Care? Let Nurses Take the Lead

Terri Gaffney, MPA, RN | Posted 10.28.2012 | Education
Terri Gaffney, MPA, RN

When it comes to leadership at the highest levels, nurses are thin on the ground. In 2011, an American Hospital Association survey found that nurses hold only 6 percent of seats on hospital boards. So when decisions are being made about budgets, strategy, and policy, there usually isn't input from those who understand patient needs best.

First, Health Care Excellence

Russ Gerber | Posted 09.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Russ Gerber

Having a higher thought model, an ideal of excellence in all aspects of health care, is the first step toward improving today's health care system and our own health practices.

Doctors Showing Empathy To Patients Can Improve Care | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home