Medical education and the forensic pathologist

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Australian Universities

The EM Mindset

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) defines Emergency Medicine (EM) as:<i>“The initial evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and disposition</i> …

The First Thing You See In These Images Can Determine What Type of Person You Are

hen is a picture more than just a picture? When it's an optical illusion, and the way you perceive it can actually say a lot about your …

NHS ranked 'number one' health system

<b>The NHS has been ranked the number one health system in a comparison of 11 countries.</b><p>The UK health service was praised for its safety, affordability and efficiency, but fared less well on outcomes such as preventing early death and cancer survival.<p>The research by the Commonwealth Fund, a US think …

Health Care

Medicons: toward clinical examination diagrams standardization in medical documentation. - PubMed

BACKGROUND:<p>Electronic patient records (EPRs) allow efficient and accurate medical documentation. Diagrams have traditionally been used to document …

Learning to look: developing clinical observational skills at an art museum. - PubMed

CONTEXT:<p>Clinical diagnosis involves the observation, description, and interpretation of visual information. These skills are also the special …

Making sense of clinical reasoning: judgement and the evidence of the senses. - PubMed

BACKGROUND:<p>Close noticing, as keen discrimination and judgement between qualities, is a key capability for work in visual domains in medicine. This …

Medical Education

The Complexity of Simple - Bringing Order to Complex Systems by Chris Hicks

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak –Hans Hofmann<p>We live in complex times. Resuscitation has …

Management

A discussion about tribes.... #DasSmacc @purdy_eve https://t.co/wHWMfJNk6R

@VijayPatho @smlungpathguy @JMGardnerMD @CArnold_GI @GeronimoJrLapac @suraksharaob @marenwhymd @DrFNA @sinhapathology @Aiims1742 @MITSU_VAISHNAV @DrRamaswamyAS @BinXu16 @bansar_bansaria @kriyer68 @tejaspatel_dr @VandaTorousMD I'm all for Hickam's dictum 🙋🏾‍♂️ https://t.co/FUx0zMMUy2

Journal of Medical Ethics blog » Blog Archive » What’s the Point of Professional Ethical Codes?

For a few reasons, I’ve been thinking a bit over the last few months about professionalism and professional codes. In fact, that’s the topic that’s …

The NHS needs a culture shift if it truly wants to put patient safety first

The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch may be good for patients and staff, but will it tackle a piecemeal approach and design safety into the NHS?<p>The launch of the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) marks an opportunity for substantial improvement in patient safety. But there may be …

Health Care

Doctors Are Having Fun Diagnosing Fine Art With #MedicalizeArt

A new trendy meme is picking up some steam on the internet: doctors offering medical analysis of works of art.<p>It's the #MedicalizeArt meme that began …

Art

Navigating uncertainty

Thought leaders, creative types, and scientists may embrace uncertainty as a route to creativity, discovery, and fulfilment. But uncertainty is often …

Medicine

What I’m really thinking: the A&E doctor

I want to be able to spend time with each person, to make a diagnosis, not just a best guess<p>I’m sorry you’ve been waiting so long, but no, you’re not next to be seen. Yes, I do realise you have a heart condition. The next person I’m going to see has cancer, and the person I’m currently dealing with …

Health

#AnthroEve: An Intro to Anthropology and Medical Enculturation

I am becoming quite expert in navigating the look of confusion on my colleagues’ faces when I tell them that I am completing my master’s in …

Anthropology

The Use of Visual Arts as a Window to Diagnosing Medical Pathologies, August 16

Abstract<p>Observation is a key step preceding diagnosis, prognostication, and treatment. Careful patient observation is a skill that is learned but …

What is Visual Literacy?

I See what You Mean

Visual literacy

<b>Visual literacy</b> is the ability to interpret, negotiate, and make meaning from information presented in the form of an image, extending the meaning of …

For academics with depression, the student feedback process is hell

We need a conversation about the impact of student evaluations of teaching on the mental health of professors<p>I find teaching incredibly rewarding, but because of depression and anxiety there is one area where I have particularly struggled: student evaluations.<p>Objectively, my reviews are far from …

Teaching

When I say … emotion in medical education

In the book <i>On Being a Doctor 3</i>,[1] the authors write: ‘If you are a physician who has felt the joy of patient care, the frustrations of bureaucracy, …

Medical students and suicide | Student BMJ

Life<p>Medical students and suicide<p>Many medical students struggle with large debts and high academic standards. How can students’ wellbeing and the …

This is not okay. @CORD_EM #CORDAA17 https://t.co/fMX3XjzBqm

@brian_delangeNL @UMichiganEM Sorry, the classic eposter glare. How's this? #CORDAA17 https://t.co/zpJ8lVGnJ8