Category Archives: Professionalism

Crumbling Boundaries Between Patients and Doctors

Connecting with patients has taken on new urgency as physicians are now judged on their ability to make patients happy, via satisfaction surveys like the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS). But as any experienced physician knows, relaxing … Continue reading

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Psychiatrists Like Working in Integrated Care Teams

A survey of psychiatrists participating in integrated care teams report high satisfaction with their work. They describe that a collaborative care model allows them to leverage their expertise to reach a large number of patients in a variety of practice … Continue reading

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Essential Components of First-Episode Psychosis Services

A study published in May 1st, 2013 Psychiatric Services identified essential evidence-based components of first-episode psychosis services. The research took place in two stages. First a systematic literature review, then, a consensus-building technique, the Delphi, was used with an international … Continue reading

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HIPAA gets tougher on physicians

The Department of Health and Human Services issued a final omnibus rule to strengthen the patient privacy protections established by the 1996 HIPPA. Including increased security and privacy for patients. [More…]

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Lewd, Crude, and Rude Behavior in Clinical Practice

A very interesting article in this month’s Psychosomatics Journal that discusses a subject that is rarely written about in medical literature – lewd, crude, and rude language and behaviors are often heard and seen in clinical practice. The authors write … Continue reading

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