Tags » Doctor-patient Relationship

Patient Engagement

I believe in the principle behind practice guidelines. That is, I believe there is value in compiling the best available evidence related to treatment options for a particular condition and synthesizing it into a series of recommendations for clinicians. 295 more words


I hate to ask, but I kinda need my refills…. and I’m very sorry for your loss

As a family physician, one of the more fun conditions for me to care for is pregnancy, childbirth, and the well child checkups that follow. 564 more words

Health Care Policy

doctor marketplace & lack of system improvement (delhi summer illness 4)

One of the first things you learn when studying health systems is how imperfect health care markets are — limited time or ability to shop around, massive information asymmetries, etc. 1,195 more words


Boundaries by Jieun Kim

Title: Boundaries

Artist: Jieun Kim M.Sc., MD/PhD (Candidate)

Description: Acrylic 60 more words


Five Questions for... Sarah Collins

Dr Sarah Collins is Senior Lecturer in Communication, Lead for Clinical Communication, Co-Director of the MSc in Medical Humanities, and Lead for Year 3 Patient-Centred Consulting at  952 more words

Medical Humanities

my black folder (delhi summer illness 1)

Since i have lost much of the two months to an extended illness — and since my original reason for getting into public health was unsatisfactory doctor-patient relationships and inadequate assistance helping patients navigate hospital and health systems — it seems to make sense to write about observations and frustrations i had seeking treatment in delhi. 1,234 more words

Global Health

Being a Family Doctor is a lot like Being a General Contractor

By Erika Sullivan, MD

Being a family doctor is a lot like being a general contractor: you’ve got to know about all the systems that make a home or a building operational and then coordinate the necessary professionals to get the job of building or renovating the home done on budget and in a timely fashion. 564 more words