healthaffairs Withholding surgery: How gaps in policy fail people who inject drugs A recent New York Times article described a harrowing situation faced by some people who inject drugs and develop endocarditis, a life-threatening infection caused by bacteria that enter the bloodstream and settle in the heart. The article described doctors in Tennessee deciding whether to perform repeat costly heart surgeries on patients who were re-infected with endocarditis as a result of ongoing illicit drug use—and at times declining to operate. There are policy failures that are to blame, too, for how and why resources are allocated this way. This looks at those failures and how our bias influences both the policies and how they are applied.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoOctober 3, 2018Topics: / / / Keywords: / / /
TEDx The happy secret to better work? (10min) What if we led go of medical-student-itis and indulged in everything that was great about this life...how would our perspective, work, attitude and productivity look? A reflection on this idea.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoSeptember 9, 2018Topics: / / Keywords: /
slate_facebook_icon Medical charts may be biased a quick article about how subtle differences in descriptions may convey bias from one provider to another.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoJuly 12, 2018Topics: / / / /
Cognitive bias - it's influence on clinical diagnosis Our clinical decisions are often influenced unconsciously by our thoughts and feelings; cognitive bias is one of the leading causes of diagnostic error. Here is a look at why and what to do about it.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoJuly 11, 2018Topics: / / Keywords: /
TED_light_200x200 The Art of Listening (first 5 min, last 20 min) Listening — to loved ones, strangers, faraway places — is an act of generosity and a source of discovery. In this episode, TED speakers describe how we change when we listen deeply.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoMay 7, 2018Topics: / / /
Washington-Post Is it time for different questions? a report on what REALLY matters about caring for patients.
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TEDx Thinking about learning... (12min) - Faculty speaker from UNC -- talking about "thinking about thinking"
Contributor: Francesca CiminoApril 30, 2018Topics:
YouTube Why Reflect? (10 min) Exploration and review of the importance of reflection as a student/learner.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoApril 30, 2018Topics: /