Conversations About Ethics is a series of lectures and discussions about ethics issues presented by the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics and the Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health through the generous support of Methodist Healthcare Ministries.
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Conversations About Ethics presents throwback thursday: "During WWII, women between the ages of 20-50 were recruited to participate in the Armed Forces as well as in the U.S. Public Health Service and the Red Cross to assist with the war effort. At that time, women’s roles were limited to working with other women and they rarely had an opportunity to supervise men. To address the critical shortage of nurses during WWII, Congress passed the Nurse Training Act of 1943, which created a uniformed...
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Program May Lower Medical Errors in Pediatric Hospitals "Because handoff miscommunications are a leading cause of medical errors, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) have identified improving handoffs as a nationwide priority." http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/815341
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Why Poor People Like Hospitals "It starts with affordability. When patients lack health insurance, it is hard to make appointments at primary care clinics which, like most healthcare practitioners, initiate their evaluation of patients with a procedure sarcastically referred to as a “wallet biopsy.”' http://www.forbes.com/sites/peterubel/2013/09/17/why-poor-people-like-hospitals/
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Half of US clinical trials go unpublished This article in "Nature" looks at clinical trials, what information is published in peer reviewed journals and what information is not published. http://www.nature.com/news/half-of-us-clinical-trials-go-unpublished-1.14286 (2 comments)
Read More · 4 December 2013 at 12:43