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Viewpoint: Surgical overtreatment and shared decision-making—the limits of choice. – “Payment models further incentivize surgical intervention. Fee-for-service payment plans reward surgeons for operating, not for ensuring that surgery is right for a patient”.

17 Oct, 2021 | 21:17h | UTC

Surgical Overtreatment and Shared Decision-making—The Limits of Choice – JAMA Surgery (free for a limited period)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


‘I hope you die’: how the COVID pandemic unleashed attacks on scientists.

15 Oct, 2021 | 02:46h | UTC

‘I hope you die’: how the COVID pandemic unleashed attacks on scientists – Nature

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Editorial: Covid-19 treatments and vaccines must be evaluated in pregnancy.

15 Oct, 2021 | 02:41h | UTC

Covid-19 treatments and vaccines must be evaluated in pregnancy – The BMJ

Related:

Two observational studies suggest spontaneous abortion is not increased following COVID-19 mRNA vaccination during pregnancy.

Study shows high effectiveness of the Pfizer mRNA COVID-19 vaccine in pregnancy.

5 Crucial Things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines and Pregnancy.

CDC Guidance: Pregnant people should be vaccinated against COVID-19.

ACOG and SMFM Recommend COVID-19 Vaccination for Pregnant Individuals – “ACOG encourages its members to enthusiastically recommend vaccination to their patients.”

Cohort study: Pfizer/BioNTech COVID vaccine associated with 78% lower risk of Covid-19 in pregnancy.

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Opinion | COVID lesson: trust the public with hard truths.

13 Oct, 2021 | 01:47h | UTC

COVID lesson: trust the public with hard truths – Nature

 

Commentary from the author on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Survey finds misperceptions associated with palliative care are widespread – stigma may be perpetuated by those who falsely believe they understand its meaning.

11 Oct, 2021 | 23:54h | UTC

Public knowledge and attitudes concerning palliative care – BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Bioethics | The Trolley Problem and Vaccinating Young People Against COVID-19.

10 Oct, 2021 | 21:50h | UTC

The Trolley Problem and Vaccinating Young People Against COVID-19 – Science-Based Medicine

 


Bioethics | People who want organ transplants must get the COVID-19 vaccine, a hospital says.

8 Oct, 2021 | 10:21h | UTC

People who want organ transplants must get the COVID-19 vaccine, a hospital say – NPR

 


Opinion | Covid-19 keeps delivering lessons about health care worker burnout. Will we learn them?

8 Oct, 2021 | 10:18h | UTC

Covid-19 keeps delivering lessons about health care worker burnout. Will we learn them? – STAT

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Perspective | No one is safe until we are all safe.

7 Oct, 2021 | 10:47h | UTC

No one is safe until we are all safe – Science Translational Medicine

Commentary: Covid ‘still running rampant’ worldwide, warns creator of Oxford vaccine – The Guardian

Related: Opinion: Vaccine Nationalism Harms Everyone and Protects No One

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Choosing Wisely: Seven things physicians and residents/patients should question in long term care.

7 Oct, 2021 | 10:31h | UTC

Seven Things Physicians and Residents/Patients Should Question – Canadian Society for Long Term Care Medicine

See complete lists of low-value practices: Choosing Wisely U.S. / Choosing Wisely UK / Choosing Wisely Australia AND Choosing Wisely Canada

 


AAN Position Statement: Ethical perspectives on costly drugs and health care.

5 Oct, 2021 | 08:57h | UTC

Ethical Perspectives on Costly Drugs and Health Care: AAN Position Statement – Neurology

News release: AAN Issues Ethics Position Statement on Costly Drugs and Health Care – American Academy of Neurology

 


Addressing Biased Patient Behavior: A Teachable Moment.

5 Oct, 2021 | 08:54h | UTC

Addressing Biased Patient Behavior: A Teachable Moment – JAMA Internal Medicine

 


Editorial | Clinical ethics: consent for vaccination in children.

3 Oct, 2021 | 22:53h | UTC

Clinical ethics: consent for vaccination in children – Archives of Disease in Childhood

 


Intensive care triage under exceptional resource scarcity.

3 Oct, 2021 | 22:48h | UTC

Intensive care triage under exceptional resource scarcity – Swiss Medical Weekly

 


Physician Well-being 2.0: Where Are We and Where Are We Going?

3 Oct, 2021 | 22:36h | UTC

Physician Well-being 2.0: Where Are We and Where Are We Going? – Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Related:

Consensus Study – Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout: A Systems Approach to Professional Well-Being – National Academies of Medicine

[Abstract Only] Assessment of Risk Factors for Suicide Among US Health Care Professionals

Beyond Burnout: Docs Decry ‘Moral Injury’ From Financial Pressures of Health Care

Perspective: Hospital Administration Response to Physician Stress and Burnout

Opinion: It’s Time to Talk About Physician Burnout and Moral Injury

Systematic Review: Effect of Organization-Directed Workplace Interventions on Physician Burnout

Perspective: The 3 Causes Of Physician Burnout (And Why There’s No Simple Solution)

Physician Burnout: A Global Crisis (several resources on the subject)

 


Saying ‘person with schizophrenia,’ not ‘schizophrenic,’ can affect clinician beliefs, study finds.

1 Oct, 2021 | 10:05h | UTC

Saying ‘person with schizophrenia,’ not ‘schizophrenic,’ can affect clinician beliefs, study finds – STAT

Original article: It’s Time for Counselors to Modify Our Language: It Matters When We Call Our Clients Schizophrenics Versus People With Schizophrenia – Journal of Counseling & Development ($)

 


AAN Position Statement: Use of social media in health care—opportunities, challenges, and ethical considerations.

30 Sep, 2021 | 10:19h | UTC

Use of Social Media in Health Care—Opportunities, Challenges, and Ethical Considerations: A Position Statement of the American Academy of Neurology – Neurology

 


Never Waste a Pandemic: Strategies to Increase Advance Care Planning Now.

29 Sep, 2021 | 10:22h | UTC

Never Waste a Pandemic: Strategies to Increase Advance Care Planning Now – Mayo Clinic Proceedings

 


Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on transgender and gender diverse health care.

29 Sep, 2021 | 10:21h | UTC

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on transgender and gender diverse health care – The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology

 


Opinion | ‘Health equity tourists’: How white scholars are colonizing research on health disparities.

29 Sep, 2021 | 09:53h | UTC

‘Health equity tourists’: How white scholars are colonizing research on health disparities – STAT

 


Opinion: Paying participants isn’t the way to improve clinical trial recruitment.

29 Sep, 2021 | 09:54h | UTC

Paying participants isn’t the way to improve clinical trial recruitment – STAT

 


Editorial: It’s time to send children back to school.

28 Sep, 2021 | 09:49h | UTC

It’s time to send children back to school – Nature Medicine

 


Expert panel recommends against use of race in assessment of kidney function.

24 Sep, 2021 | 09:01h | UTC

Expert panel recommends against use of race in assessment of kidney function – STAT

Original Guidance: A Unifying Approach for GFR Estimation: Recommendations of the NKF-ASN Task Force on Reassessing the Inclusion of Race in Diagnosing Kidney Disease – American Journal of Kidney Diseases

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Landmark articles suggest eliminating race in the estimation of kidney function.

24 Sep, 2021 | 09:03h | UTC

Editorial: Time to Eliminate Health Care Disparities in the Estimation of Kidney Function – New England Journal of Medicine

Study 1: New Creatinine- and Cystatin C–Based Equations to Estimate GFR without Race – New England Journal of Medicine

Study 2: Race, Genetic Ancestry, and Estimating Kidney Function in CKD – New England Journal of Medicine

Commentaries:

NIH-supported study suggests alternative to race-based kidney function calculations – NIH News Releases

Remove Race From Equation Used to Assess Kidney Function, Researchers Say – AJMC

Researchers identify potential approach to eliminate race from equations to estimate kidney function – News Medical

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


‘Not a zero-sum game’: Sharing vaccines is in countries’ best interests.

23 Sep, 2021 | 10:09h | UTC

‘Not a zero-sum game’: Sharing vaccines is in countries’ best interests – YaleNews

Original article: National interest may require distributing COVID-19 vaccines to other countries – Scientific Reports

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


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