Monday, July 21, 2014

Physician burnout article in TIME Magazine

TIME Magazine has an article titled, "Burnout in the Hospital: Why Doctors Are Set Up for Stress." The story talks about how physician burnout can impact the care that patients are receiving.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Physician wellness: The medical and legal shift towards a culture of safety

The Chicago Medical Society has developed an online educational activity titled, "Physician wellness: The medical and legal shift towards a culture of safety."

Physicians are facing greater burdens, pressures and stressors such as malpractice suits, decreased respect from the public, financial concerns, managing more patients, and the need to adapt to technological advances. These burdens take a tremendous toll on a physician’s well-being which can lead to an increased risk of psychiatric disorders, addiction, medical illness and stress-related conditions that can cause disruptions in the work place. This session will address the clinical and legal aspects, including case studies that affect today’s challenging healthcare climate. It will equip physicians with the tools needed to navigate potential legal issues as well as address the shift towards a culture of safety and a physician’s overall well-being.

You can purchase it here.

Friday, March 14, 2014

2014 AMA CMA BMA International Conference on Physician Health

Mark your calendars for the 2014 AMA CMA BMA International Conference on Physician Health

Monday 15 – Wednesday 17 September 2014

The 2014 International Conference on Physician Health will focus on the major transitions in the life of a doctor. The International Conference on Physician Health (ICPH) is co-hosted by the American Medical Association (AMA), the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and the British Medical Association (BMA).

Professional milestones are mirrored by personal developments and challenges, from medical student through to retirement.

The conference will consider these transitions and their effect on doctors' health including both physical and emotional well being and personal resilience.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Deaf 4th year medical student leveraging technology resources at the UC Davis School of Medicine

Here is a video showing you the story of Amanda Mooneyham who is profoundly deaf and is in her 4th year of medical school at the UC Davis School of Medicine:

Amanda Mooneyham, who is profoundly deaf, has employed technology, lip reading and interpreters to take full advantage of her medical education. Now in her fourth year at UC Davis School of Medicine, she also recently completed a master's degree in public health plans a career in family medicine.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Deaf medical student's fight against a medical school: Argenyi v. Creighton University

You may have heard of this case that began in 2009: Argenyi v. Creighton University, 703 F.3d 441 (8th Cir. 2013).

The Federal District Court finally made a judgment back on December 19, 2013. You can read the summary of his case here.

Michael Argenyi was a medical student at Creighton University Medical School in Nebraska. He has profound hearing loss and he claims the school was in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act because it did not provide him with interpreters and a real time captioning service known as CART.

Here is a video demonstrating CART in the operating room:

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