Letters to the Editor Readers respond to CAM, alternative scheduling. In response to the question raised in April's “ Integrative medicine: Coming to a hospital near you”, yes, CAM (complementary and ... This model would be fine providing:. 1. The
From cover to cover, it seemed like every article was related to an active issue for me—observation coding confusion, mentoring, newbie interns, a guide for future hospitalists, meeting overload, and ... all the other articles … everything applied to
C-STAHR uses the “problem tree” as a guide to developing focused interventions addressing specific factors. ... To address this issue, a combination of community, student, and clinician input led to the selection of a communication/self-advocacy form
We also offer consultations to other subspecialties when requested. We are striving to promote the hospital medicine concept here and are aiming to achieve standards of excellence in patient care and ... How would that impact my practice?” We have been
By isolating the MRSA patients to one floor, the spread of infection to non-MRSA-infected or -colonized patients would obviously be reduced. ... Somebody needs to think “outside the box,” as what the medical community is doing now is not working.
Joseph G. Weigel, FACP, Somerset, Ky. Editor's note: The following is Dr. ... Ma's response to the above letters. Dr. Weigel comments poignantly about how quality-of-life issues have become a significant factor in the practice of medicine, suggesting
Deciding about CPR: Readers respond. A nother approach to the very difficult decision faced by the hospitalist described by Dr. ... of multiple intravascular catheters and a bladder catheter, would it be acceptable to adhere to the recorded DNR order?
I teach students, medical residents and fellows daily and find your articles to be highly useful as a means of reviewing recent studies and recommendations. ... It could suggest to clinicians that a “therapeutic” rather than prophylactic dose be used.
Sometimes we get so drowned in trying to “fix” the patient that we begin to chase shadows and forget the simple reason for their visit in the first place—in this ... case, a simple cut to the cheek.
In her response to the article “Clinicians and the care of sexual minorities,” Nancy Lawless describes gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people as having made a “lifestyle choice” that “leads to ... impact of her views on her patients