I feel Canadian. Sending people home to live out course of disease in dignified fashion. Will always feel wrong but it's right #comfortcare
— Patrick Gilbreth (@patrickgilbreth) February 15, 2013
@umanamd Even now, even when I see pt dying of natural causes at right time, when they're in ER, I feel need to intervene. It's ok to die!
— Patrick Gilbreth (@patrickgilbreth) February 16, 2013
Now, for the meat of it:
- AAEM2013 just concluded – find all the Tweets, storified, by @MBond007 here.
- Ethics, Med-Ed and Doctoring
- Do Oncologists Lie to Their Patients? Hopetimism…
- Can a novel med school curriculum improve doctor-patient communication? (Longitudinal Curriculum)
- Is there a cure for corporate crime in the drug industry? (BMJ Editorial)
- Patient respect drops when doctors diagnose with computer.
- Is Physician “Shadowing” a Shady Practice?
- Changes to ssisted suicide in Canada (15 minute interview with @PicardonHealth on recent legislation).
- Why Not to Get a Urine Drug Screen (except for altered mental status with truly no known explanation, unexplained new seizures, and if looking for cocaine):
- Acute Management of Bleeding in Patients on Novel Oral Anticoagulants (European Heart Journal. Subscription required, haven’t read it yet – caveat emptor).
- Blood transfusions can be harmful or deadly in some GI bleeds (commentary by PulmCCM.org on this recent NEJM article)
- Decoding twitter: Surveillance and Trends for Cardiac Arrest and Resuscitation (Resuscitation. Subscription required).
- Advanced Illness/End of LIfe
- ePrognosis – Check it out. (thanks, Graham Walker!)
— Joe Lex (@JoeLex5) February 11, 2013